Old Beech tree at Old Sodbury

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Old Sodbury, England, 15" x 11".

A large Copper Beech tree in the village of Old Sodbury near my home.  The whole sky area was wetted first, then while damp I laid in my wash of mainly cerulean blue, but making bold strokes from the centre rather like the spokes of a wheel.  The foreground shadow did not exist in reality, but I think the picture needed it and a way of having the two figures connection that with the middle ground.  The shadow was painted first and figures afterwards.

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