Saturday, January 31, 2009

Another Plein Air Start

"Fall Sunset", oil painting, 12 x 9"
This is another painting which I began last fall. Needless to say, I had a very limited window of time to do it, so never quite got it finished before the light was gone. I went back into it and did some more work on the trees and field in the foreground, but most of the sky stuff, back and middle grounds are pretty much as I left them. This is the third sunset painting I have done en plein air. I really enjoy the challenge and the speed required. It is very engrossing -you just paint from the sheer joy that is welling up within you as you are faced with the majesty in front of you.


Beth Quist said...

You have really captured that moment of peace that comes with some sunsets. This is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon -- this is lovely. As Ken keeps saying whenever we see a sunset like this, "If you painted this, nobody would believe it's real!" -- but you have captured the combination of intensity and fragility -- the colours bloom and fade in just a few minutes. Gorgeous.