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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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.