Philip Juras  2015

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Daybreak, Sancho Panza Creek, 2016
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Begun October 15, 2015
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 in.

View underpainting done on location.




Several months after having started this painting in the field I decided I wasn't satisfied with the composition. I rearranged the scene to include a palmetto that was in fact just to the left of the original view while increasing the coverage of the sand dune and muhly grass in the foreground for better balance. Having just read a book about Frederic Church’s work in South America, I admit that this redo may have been partly influenced by seeing so many variations of palm tree and sunset. ( example)