Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sunset, Sunrise

Painted last evening's gone-the-sun in this morning's God-has-created-a-new-day hush of our cabin while Dave sat in front of our warm fireplace fire. Once again—susurrus of flame and combustion, pops as gentle and soft-edged as bubble gum, occasional papery rattles of Dave's unfolding and refolding a trail map, and the whisper of my brush.

I moved acrylics around on gessobord with sunset at Lindy Point in mind. The painting is looking more satisfying to me as a thumbprint photo on my computer than "live" in its 6x6" format at the moment! I will play with the scene again, perhaps painting on top of the original, perhaps seeing who I am and what it becomes on fresh canvas.

Lindy Point, From the Hills
6x6", acrylic on gessobord


  1. It looks so wonderful! I really like the clouds and the colours!

    (By the way: sounds like you are having a wonderful time!)

  2. Simone, thanks for your comments. I value the perspective of hearing what others are drawn to in what I paint.

  3. I know this is all about the sunset, and it is gorgeous... but I really love what is going on up above. The colors and shapes, and the hint of sky peeking through.

  4. Sheila, thanks for taking the time to comment. As I said to Simone above, I so appreciate hearing what pulls folks into any given painting. The part I struggled with most in painting this scene was the part that is "going on up above."