Oil on canvas, 36" x 60" gallery wrapped canvas with painted neutral grey sides. Ready to hang.
Exhibiting: Sorelle Gallery, Westport, Connecticut
In this oil I'm revisiting the earlier, square versions of this scene. For this painting the clouds and land masses are softer and the light spreads across the entire canvas in a left to right band. All of that glow is supported with a large variety of colors that add to the drama and movement.
When I'm working on sunset images my goal is to make the entire image interesting with each part yielding something more than the yellow light of the setting sun. It's quite the puzzle because I'm insisting on so many different colors outside of the yellow range.The eye moves around a lot to take it all in but overall, a sense of calm emerges.
It's an interesting balance and it took a lot of moves to make it happen. In the studio other canvases are patiently waiting their turn tomorrow.
This painting is presently unavailable and on loan to the Art in Embassies Exhibition, U.S Ambassdor's residence, Dushanbe, Tajikistan