8×10, oil on masonite, NFS
This was a late winter day, leaning to spring. This is Clear Creek, just below State Highway 36, which runs out of Boulder. The sun was warm, but shadows were chilly. I'd hiked a few hundred yards from the road to find this spot.
In this one, I used a scrape off technique, similar to something Sargent and others used to do. By removing the paint, one exposes some of the white gesso underneath, while leaving a stain to imply leaves and branches. This gives the illusion of space and light. I often use this technique for winter trees.
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