Greg Mason Burns

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Behind the Painting: New Year Gift

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="222"] New Year Gift - Oil on Paper (2013)[/caption] We were in the early days of the warm Brazilian summer when a collector sent me an e-mail with a photo she had just taken from her bedroom window. Deep in midst of her PhD thesis, the late evening sun had caught her gaze and distracted her long enough to see the distant cityscape slowly turn into dark hues of yellows, oranges, reds, and greys before giving way to the darker blues of the night sky above. It was a reminder to her that her thesis was going take...