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New Work: Lynn’s Sky, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Updated: Jul 15, 2023

In the studio, $5700 framed

Exhibiting: Saks Galleries, Denver, CO.

About this oil:

My friend Lynn had her photo taken with this sunset in the background. The glowing orange and blue clouds made an intriguing combination, inspiring me to paint them.

There was a subtle glow in that sky and in translating it to the canvas, I made a conscious effort to illuminate every part of this work. Making that happen involves numerous variations of each color, an intriguing puzzle.

Another important aspect to this work is how everything flows from side to side, the light flowing upward and the descending diagonals at the top. 

The dark, radiant strip at the bottom wasn’t originally planned but my experiment with the radiant blues set off all of those warmer colors nicely.

This is a painting full of subtilties and it was a pleasure to explore them all.

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