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Field Along Plum Bottom Road

December 18, 2014
Field Along Plum Bottom Road; Oil on Canvas Panel 9 x 12

Field Along Plum Bottom Road; Oil on Canvas Panel 9 x 12

Decided to work from a photograph on this day. It was from a trip that we took up to Door County last autumn.

The field and colorful trees caught my attention. In working thumbnail sketches of this scene, I felt that the design was incomplete. I imposed the concept of a path leading out of the woods but that was not enough. Adding a figure to the composition was the trick.

Worked up the painting. Added bright, vibrant colors to help enable the figure to pop from the design. Utilized a knife to finish the foliage on the trees and add the grasses.

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