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This could be a group of homes, or neighborhoods in many cities in my country or yours. But this is a scene in Seattle, Washington, in a very old part of the city. While walking threw this quaint part of the city, with all its very steep hills, I came across these homes, seeming to be stacked upon each other. I was struck by the interesting angles made by the walls, roofs, and strong sunlight. I painted this painting with only simple pure colors that are layered upon each other, much like the houses and the shadows, to make more complicated colors as well as darks and lights.
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