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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Redbud reflections

Redbud reflections, 6 x 9, 140 pound d'Arches
Redbuds are everywhere, their flowers gracing dark or brown backgrounds like lace. I've tried to paint them several times, and pretty well failed. They're a problem I haven't solved. After today's walk in Hafer Park, I came up with another approach. So here's the umpteenth attempt, and now that I look at it, the composition is a little off, but, it's closer. No, we don't have a mountain, nor a clear creek, but we do have redbuds.

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