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Grateful Notices: Yellow to Orange Sunset, 36 x 36 inches

Exhibited: Saks Galleries, CO

About this oil:

Sunsets, those really good ones, are remarkable playgrounds. For this oil, I set out to make a work with bright orange and yellow and to do it without using bright whites to indicate the sun burning through in an obvious way.

Lacking that singular, bright source, I had to come up with a way to make the color combinations provide the intensity instead. The yellow and orange tones create movement and an internal radiance.

Contrastingly, the darker areas have their own glowing qualities as well. Every part of the painting was created to project light in some way.As the painting was developing,

I was experimenting with other colors and rejecting most, but when those etheric, light blues and purples came in contact with those hot clouds, the solution for the upper part of the oil fell into place in a magical way!

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