Monday, October 3, 2011
Oil on panel, 6"x6"
This piece is similar to "Afternoon Light". Almost a mirror image but I placed this tree on a hillside and Hit the top of the tree with direct light. I witnessed lighting like this the other day in the neighborhood. The tree tops were glowing while very cool greens were in the shadows below the sunlight. It only lasted for a few brief minutes then it was gone. I made mental notes of the colors and how I would mix them. Not quite plein air painting but this is the kind of mental work John Carlson was famous for.