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About this oil:

I set out to do an oil with an arrangement of yellows. Long ago, and with a lot of trial and error, I learned a very good way to highlight a color – that is, to use just about everything except that color!


That isn’t always true but that's how I proceeded to set up this oil. The brush marks are loose and the layers of yellow leaves seem to collect light. The variety of colors in the background keep the painting interesting and heighten the iridescent effect.


The pale sky at the top and glowing field at the bottom contain the scene, adding light and a delicate accent. After the oil was done, the foliage pattern suggested a mild wind coming through in a way that changed how the light reflected on the leaves. The title Yellow Wind seemed to hit just the right note.

Yellow Winds, oil panel, 24 x 24 in.

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