oil on canvas panel 6x8 inches
For this study done yesterday afternoon, I walked out behind our lodge room and along the river. My goal was to practice simplifying and conveying depth and distance. In this spot, the sun set behind the mountain on the right, instantly shading the right half of trees and meadow. I had to finish up quickly by memory. Time to go back to civilization tomorrow. Of the four paintings I did here, this is my favorite.