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Plein Air Work

Cottonwood Tree (24 by 36" oil on canvas)

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Cottonwood Tree (24 by 36" oil on canvas)
I really enjoyed creating this large plein air, another painting creating at dawn. I started this painting about an hour after sunrise thinking it would only take me 2-3 hours to complete. 6 hours later when the painting was finally complete and a windstorm set in it gave this piece a unique characteristic. You will notice near the bottom of the sky it is almost a hazy brownish colour, that was not done deliberately. The windstorm was blowing so much dust around while I was painting that it gave this painting that affect where the dust stuck to the drying paint. I thought it was very unique and interesting, and something I really enjoy about this piece.
Posted on October 26, 2013
Colin Starkevich