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Bush Park is a very large park in the middle of downtown Salem, OR. There is so much happening, tennis, baseball, cross country, running competitions, football, as well as a famous annual art fair and an art gallery. But the part of the park I love the most is a large grove of oak trees, where every spring the floor is filled with chicory flowers. The scene creates such a beautiful color combination. I am very interested in light and how it defines form and shapes the mood that evolves. I take many photos of interesting light patterns, as light is always so fleeting. I gather the photos to make a composition, draw, and then paint to watch the art piece develop before me. This painting is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.
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