Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunset for Color

Sunset for Color___6x8 oil study on linen panel__$190, unless you were in the workshop ;)
You need to read yesterday's post to understand the context, but this sunset was painted on the first day of the workshop I just taught in Fredericksburg, TX. ...As the class prepared to paint the FOLLOWING day's sunset, I had everyone pre-mix the sunset colors, using this painting above as reference. One could assume that a new day would bring a totally new sunset, and new colors, too...but summer days in Texas are consistent: hot, bright, humid...I knew the colors would be thee, but the patterns of clouds and distribution of these colors would be new....
In all the many days I painted early or late light at the FARM, no there were never two alike!!!
If this exercise does not make sense, please comment and I will try to explain it better.


Art with Liz said...

Beautiful sunset landscapes V. And absolutely loved the pig!

Ginny said...

What was your pallette for the sunset?

V....Vaughan said...

Thank you for the sunset comment!
Ginny asked about my palette....USUALLY at a workshop I commit to a limited palette. For this sunset I was SOOOO TMPTED to grab some warm red but I am stayed committed to the basic 4 of a limited palette! It is harder, but so much better for learning and demonstrating color command! Here are my basics for the workshop" Ultramarine blue, Alizarin crimson, cad yellow light and white....period! The oranges can't blaze, but if you relate them to the blues, you can give the IMPRESSION of blaze :)