By The Roadside (Two versions)

Last Fall Bill and I went apple picking at an orchard in Connecticut. I took a picture of these trees by the road because I liked the layers of color, green(s), yellow, orange. Layers of color is something I have been exploring more. An artist I am  continuously inspired by is Joan Mitchell. Her expressive use of color and the way she layers color to create depth. Without painting shapes to describe a leaf or a flower, you still know that you are looking at a field of sunflowers. I attempted to do something similar in the second painting. Using less detail, concentrating more on layers of color. It;s still difficult for me to totally leave the original image behind though. I'm still working on that. Click here to see the paintings on the website.

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