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sketch in Samos by John Martinek
Samos Street
Gouache and Ink
10" x 5 1/2"
November 28, 1995

The thing that I liked about this spot was the aggressive looking palm tree and its long cast shadow. The reflected light in the shadow and on the small house in the middle was a nice challenge to draw. I also liked the pop of white on the building in the distance. The do not do “something” sign was also pleasantly in conflict with the tree, exerting pressure on it.