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Thursday, September 07, 2006

morning light

"Umbrella" oil on panel, 8x10in.

I joined several other plein air painters last week that get together every Monday morning to paint at various locales. I don't often paint at the local vineyards, but the group was scheduled to meet at the Landmark Winery in Kenwood. I arrived a little early, and was struck by the shadow cast by the umbrella at a little sitting area near the vines. I was also interested in the challenge of the large bunch grass behind the chair - so I pulled together this little painting with some time to spare. After all the fog it was nice to paint something with such bright, crisp shadows.


At 11:02 PM, Blogger Jeff Hayes said...

Very nice light.

At 12:06 PM, Blogger Jana Bouc said...

This painting has a warming effect on me. It's lovely to see and I know what you mean about all the foggy days lately. Your mastery with values is inspiring to me.


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