"The historic town of St. Paul, Oregon sits on French Prarie south of Portland. The economy is definitely agricultural, as this scene shows. The quick sketch was done from our son's house and shows a nearby diary. It was a cool day with soft lighting as evidenced by the light, nearly colorless sky." --- SFG
NOTE TO ARTISTS: I often use a "story line" like the line of buildings and trees in this work. Variety and balance are essential and I arrange the other elements in the painting to lead the eye back to this crucial grouping that defines the work.