Trees that look like bushes

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8″×10″, pastel. Painted at the Benedictine  Monastery  in pecos, NM at a workshop this weekend.

According to my instructor, Lorenzo Chavez and classmates this was their favorite piece of mine. Doesn’t look like anything I was looking at, as we were painting in Plein air but I was trying to practice ‘notan’, our lesson for the day; the point of which is to have clear areas of light and dark in a painting…

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