I find myself checking the sunrise and sunset times each day on my phone. I have started concentrating on sunrises and sunsets lately, and have begun work in this series. The blues of the sky begin very violet above my head, and warm to a turquoise as they near the horizon. Clouds take on a variety of shades as they approach the light - and every sky is different! From blue violet to Naples yellow pale, the clouds turn colors in minutes. I never know when the peak color will be, until it starts to fade! Some days, the peak comes early, and on others it intensifies right until it is gone! I blend with my softer brushes, and even my finger at the end - for the best results. I can't wait to see how a little focused study affects my work! Painting number 1385 in 1385 days.
|Sunset over the Creek|
oil on panel, 6x6