"First Light-Late Summer Beans"
oil painting - © Bruce A. Morrison
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One thing about being cold and white out here this winter - it gives a person more time for studio easel work! At least between the times "moving snow" this weather brings any way!
I like this type of landscape; not that bean fields are the kind of thing I look for - never done one before. No, its the light and atmosphere, the linear qualities, composition and color...warm colors of summer.
This is an actual scene I came across here in the "neighborhood" just last summer. It was a nice scene that I thought about just photographing but the more time I gave myself there that morning, the more I liked the idea of painting it instead. Saving the idea this had given me for colder times helps warm the spirit!
Its always interesting when I pass by a location hundreds of times, but its just this one instance that gave me pause...an ordinary scene with a song of its own. I'm very grateful I heard it!