Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sunset in February

The sky lit up orange and red as the sun approached the horizon, and I'd been waiting all day for this sunset!  There was not a cloud in the sky, but who needs them with this kind of color?  I used an orange primed panel, which allows me to start quickly with all the darks.  Speed is everything when capturing a sunset!  Once those darks are marked, I start with the actual sky colors.  What I start with is what I stay with, there is no chasing the light.  Before the light is completely gone, I look for all those subtle color shifts in the masses.  Often times, it is the little things that make all the difference.  Painting number 1868 in 1868 days.

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