This is a painting of our very small valley. There is a stream below the hill. The view is from my studio and is of the hill across the way. The hill behind us, our trees and house are what is casting the shadow at the bottom of the painting.
This is a shed on a neighboring property. There's a large hill to the left of this scene and every night that we can see the sun setting it throws shadows across the landscape. I think of the famous Balthus landscape every time I see it. I'll paint more of these scenes in the coming days.