Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Painting a Sunset

Oil on canvas, 36" sq.,  c. Catherine Vines

The most beautiful sunset I've ever seen was off the coast of Edmonds, WA (just to the north of Seattle), looking out over the Puget Sound.  Like most such experiences, it was fleeting and for me, impossible to specifically recall. Still, it stays with me, like a melody I can't quite grasp, yet warming me with its glow. More recently I have been reading Loriann Signori as she writes about painting from memory rather than direct observation or a photo. As proof of her point, she is painting the most beautiful pastels.
This, the second tree in my series, is an even more indirect capture in oil of my experience.

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