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Horsenettle Berries

Horsenettle Berries I, 8"x10" Oil on canvas panel

Horsenettle Berries I, 8"x10" Oil on canvas panel

Horsenettle Berries II, 9"x9" oil on wood

Horsenettle Berries II, 9"x9" oil on wood

I am so glad that my Horsenettle Berries I has found a new home! Thank you Gallery Russia for the sale. 

I painted the two Hornettle Berries over multiple sessions at my "sunset spot" overlooking South Mountain. At one point (on two consecutive days) I had encounters with snakes (see the picture below). I could see why snakes like this place - it is packed with chipmunks burrowing holes in the ground. The snake in the picture simply glided into one of those holes (looking for dinner I assume). 

I was indeed worried to see snakes where I was painting ... 

I was indeed worried to see snakes where I was painting ... 

Below are some "in-progress" images.