Another one of my plein air paintings from last week's Coastal Paintout in Port Aransas. This was a hazy day, with thin overcast, and I was interested in the effect of the backlit scene. Because the sun was behind the house it created a very nice foil for hi-lighting the profusion of sunflowers at the fenceline. The flowing curve of the mowed lawn also presented a useful shape emphasizing the focal area. This kind of lighting often does very charming things to color and atmospheric perspective.
©Jimmy Longacre 2013
12x16 oil on canvas panel
Texas impressionist landscape paintings
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