Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Evening Phlox

Evening Phlox
Oil on canvas panel, 5x7
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This summer, the garden phlox have been more beautiful than ever!  Arriving home from vacation late last night, I find the heat is starting to affect them.  So, I am capturing them in oils while I still can - these are still wonderful on the north side of the house.  Even in the short period of painting time - you can see how the cool, north  light changed to warm as the golden hour washed over the blooms.  It warmed the lavender to a sunny pink!  But, my colors are put down right after the values - and it is important to never chase the light.  If you do, you will end up with a painting that is not true to life.  This painting makes 953 in 953 days.  So hard to believe that summer is coming to an end.....

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