This is one of my favorite studies, and one of my paintings that I am keeping in my own collection. Over the years, there have been a few paintings that I know I will keep. Sometimes it is the time, place, event, a memory, perhaps, that motivate me to keep a painting. I love this painting for its complex simplicity, and for its edges, and because every stroke has meaning, which is always my goal. I try to get my idea across with as little detail as possible, but lots of information.
You can see the combination of hard and soft edges, and the brushwork, thick and thin paint.
Thanks for looking, and Joyful Christmas!
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