Friday, October 31, 2008

52) Late Summer Early Evening

11 x 14” watercolor on 300 pound cold press paper - $125

My favorite time of the day is just before sunset through twilight. As the sun moved quickly down upon the Adirondacks the light shifted across the orchard with an endless spectrum of gold and pink. Sitting on the east edge of the runway looking southeast, I observed the woody elements of the work (tree trunk and tall poles) morph from gray purple to pink purple. I feverishly tried to capture the fleeting hues while combating the looming darkness. In the end my favorite part of this work is the tall trees of the background, which benefited from a fast application of the paint that I laid down anticipating the changing light.

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