Thursday, June 7, 2012

A SHOT WORTH TAKING

Big Bend Sundown     9x12     oil on canvas panel
Another one from my trip to Big Bend.  I usually don't paint sunsets as a motif.  Their lovely to see, but usually, for me, too gaudy for a painting. What caught me on this one was the look of the stark, Big Bend landscape aglow from a luminous sky filled with brilliant orange and gold clouds. The effect only lasts a short time.  The foreground glows with muted, warm-neutrals and the distance is a startling blue-violet because of the atmosphere and distance.  Really, indescribable.  I figured it was worth a shot, and I'm glad I took it.




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