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The Coastal Tree at St. Simons Island, Georgia
“The Coastal Tree at St. Simons Island, Georgia”
Pastel,
12″ x 18″

It was a beautiful bright sunny day which had a wonderfully clear blue sky, behind the coastal pine. It is one of those thin delicate pine trees that exist on the coast.
The whites of the trunk contrast beautifully with the dark greens of the foliage. The pastel was painted en plein air, during one of my mentoring programs, on 500 grit U-ART mounted sanded paper. The work was painted completely with pastel, the finished result might suggest that the coastal tree was actually painted on a bluish background, it wasn’t. Notice the subtle variations of colors in the sky, yet the sky is kept simple. This work has been admired by many who have visited the studio. That I have it available for purchase is a surprise to me.