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By February 3, 2013

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Are you for or against painting compositions where a tree's trunk is cut off the edge, or there's a branch that isn't attached to any tree? Can most paintings "really get along without sneaky trees", or not? Join the Painting Forum discussion here...

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February 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm
(1) Yover says:

Sneaky tree must have always a core reason for existing.
When I look at landscapes painted by Alfred Sisley, I am totally amazed by his use of sneaky tree ! But in each of his works, this is never to the detriment of the layout and the composition that are always well-balanced and coherent. All the elements he added were never misplaced and look natural and enchanting.
Next to Monetor Renoir, let’s not forget the wonderful Sisley !

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