Group Portrait: Sycamores 12x9 oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
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Group Portrait: Sycamores 12x9 oil

One of the most graceful trees in the world is the Arizona sycamore.  Lithe, dancer-like…Degas would have liked to have painted them.  They line our creeks here near Sedona.  I like to go out, especially in winter, when the trees are bare of leaves and their form is most readily seen.  I always try to capture the dancer-like quality of them and also the warm, reflected light that appears on their shadowed parts.

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