I finished a new painting this week. It is the largest that I’ve done. When I first sat in front of this canvas, I had a very different plan for it. But, I happened to have this bright light behind me, so that I could see what I was doing better. As I sat, I noticed I was leaving a large shadow on my canvas. Then I decided that the shape and proportion was really interesting and I abandoned my original plan. Instead I used my silhouette.
As I worked, I slowly came up with this idea for the sunset painting. It was a lot of fun to work with that much color. Needless to say, I need to buy some more blue paint. But, it is worth it. It makes me think of the crazy, vibrant sunsets of the south. I’m bored of these timid, pale sunsets of the NW. Now I have colorful skies all the time.
I hope you like it. (picture taken with my phone.)