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Autumn Dogwood Tree’s

DSCF4450 (2)Just up the street from the hayfield I painted last week were these beautiful dogwood tree’s.  They’re not as bright as they are some autumns, but they’re still prettier than anything else I see today.  So I set up my easel and started painting.

DSCF4448 (2) I got to set up in the shade today.  What a relief after the Hayfield painting done with the sun going down in front of me.  Here I positioned myself so the sun is going down to my right and I set up my easel in the shade of a tree.

Lots of traffic passed by, but few stopped to comment.  The UPS driver did yell “Nice painting” out his open door as he drove by.  🙂  A couple of small dogs that lived nearby wandered close enough to bark at me a few times, then they wandered on back to their yard. DSCF4452 (2)

Although I started this series of small landscapes in order to paint faster, I still feel the need to spend 2 days on most of my paintings.  I went back a couple days later and painted in the smaller details to complete the painting.  A neighbor with her SUV full of kids did slow to tell me the painting looked real good as her kids waved at me.  A very nice drive-by.

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D. Michael Coffee, artist

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