plein air landscape painting, 8x10, acrylic on panel
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The sun was in and out when I was painting this and when it was in, it was chilly enough that I wish I had brought gloves with me!
This is a painting in which I took a LOT of poetic license changing a pretty mundane scene with an asphalt road way and street signs and through the alchemy that is painting turned it into something much more beautiful and mysterious, someting poetic.
Sometimes a scene is beautiful and poetic as nature presents it. Sometimes it needs a little help, occassionally it needs a complete make over!
And yet for all the changes I made, the essence of the day is here. A changeable, moody sky, trees still adormed with an abundance of leaves mostly green but taking on the hue and character of russet and gold, and that magical illumination when the sun would break through the clouds. It's all here in a glorious portrait of the magical behind the veil of the mundane.