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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Twilight at Sunset Cliffs

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The contrast between the ever changing waves as they reflected these other wordly colors and hushed buzz of all the people who had come to watch the sunset was the feeling I was trying to convey with this painting.  These ideas were expressed as well as I could at the time.  I feel like I should try this painting again.  The rocks are not subtle enough.  The colors in them were as interesting as the waves and the reflections of twilight in them.  I want to impress more detail in the rocks without making the waves any less important.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunset Cliffs

That early evening was hushed and full of energy as the day closed with a quiet bang.  The light impossible.  The shadows infinite.  The haze blending the details as the suns last moments made everything that came before it that day irrelevant.  This painting is finished but the subject was not captured as I would have hoped.  I will paint Sunset Cliffs again.  This series is done.  This is not the last painting but for this post I wanted to try and put into words what I felt the evening I was inspired to paint this landscape.