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painting in progress titled summer's end sparkles

"Summer's End Sparkles" phase 1
Oil - 26 x 40
I found this subject right in the middle of its season, which is a little short, about a month only. So, in that first season, I began with the sketch of the overall effect and got specific with the shaded area of the bank, while also engaging in the "get to know you" part of the process. During that experience I determined that it was a late morning piece, and left it off there when yellow leaves and thinning trees took the forest into a different look.