A early, mature, matter-of-fact composition. with beautiful
color. Note the three distinct compositional levels, top, middle,
bottom, each given a different painting treatment.
Starting at the bottom, the road lines are flatly rendered
in a crisp perspective that leads one's eye up to the second
level, the lushly painted vegetation. Then, by muting the tones
in the top portion of the painting, Hardesty implies deep, atmospheric