Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Oil Painting
14 x 18 inches

I painted this from a photo I took on a trip across West Virginia late in the day.  One of the pitfalls in painting from a photo is that you can become too mechanical in copying the photo...so in this case I only used the photo at the start of the painting process, for the placement of shapes including the shapes of light on the houses.  After I had the design laid out I covered the photo and completed the painting, choosing colors based on what seemed best for the painting.

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