I've owned a small book entitled Hawthorne on Painting for a long while. I'm sure someone suggested it to me. It isn't the type of book you pick out unless you are privy to the fact that lots of good painters recommend it. It's doesn't have any images in it...but it is considered a painter's Bible of sorts. After Hawthorne reminded me today how important each brushstroke is..I was deliberate with my value relationships in this painting (from a photo reference). I'm satisfied that the values look pretty good. It needs some touch ups here and there. If I determine that this is a good enough painting to show in the future I might entitle it: Winter Green.
Oil on 8x8 canvas panel
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