Next Oil Painting: Storm From the West

This will use a photo I took as reference, a storm that was just coming over my house, casting the nearby trees in shadow, while in the east, beyond the Shenandoahs, the clouds are still catching the full afternoon sun.

I decided to add a center brace to this, even though it is just a 30-inch span, because these medium-weight stretcher bars can sometimes bow. From now on: heavy-weight stretchers; it's not that much more expensive, after all.

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