La Viña Vista

Oil on gessoed board  24 x 19 cm.
I have discovered that apricot trees have finger branches that shoot out to the light.  This particular one is laden with luscious fruit.  Plein air, frustrating, challenging, exciting...the ultimate painting experience because you are in the scene you are painting.
"It's all that reality - you are in the world that you're painting. The light changes, the wind blows, things are constantly moving. You are forced to paint quickly and spontaneously." Sherrill Cooper

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