Friday, June 25, 2010

Daily Painting Practice - Painting Sunsets aren't for the Timid

You shouldn't try to paint a sunset if you get weak in the knees at the thought of laying down an orange sky. Claude Monet certainly wasn't one to shy away from the sunset as a subject.

Sunset on the Seine in Winter by Claude Monet

Monet is a great one to follow into the sunset.

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Loon's Lullaby 
Work in Progress
oil on canvas

I still have more to do with the foreground water but I'm enjoying the "Impressionistic" approach to the subject. I really don't like using that word but I can't think of another to replace it yet.


Celeste Bergin said...

ooooo love the little house --

Amy Mann said...

VERY nice!

Ed Terpening said...

Painting sunsets Plein Air is a terrific challenge. Haven't done so in a while. I imagine this is a studio work? Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I think you "absorbed" Monet very effectively. This is rich and bold, but definitely your own. I look forward to the finish.

Painting Master said...

This is a topic I've recently been discussing with my students. Certainly the sky is not something to be taken lightly. The passion and intensity it can provoke is astonishing.