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Sunday, March 1, 2015

New sunset oil painting "The Burning Down" by Mark Nesmith

The Burning Down
Oil on Canvas
12" x 12"
2015 
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I'm often drawn to the tree lined shore of a lake or river. Here the spines at the distant bank are nearly silhouetted against the fiery sunset. It can be a challenge to balance my love for loose, thick paint with the demands of representation on a small canvas. Here thick impasto works hand in hand with thinner veils of color and subtle sgraffito effected by the handle of a brush, a whirl of movement and explosion of color that seems on the verge of burning itself down.

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