Posts Tagged ‘sunset’

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Before the Flair

February 23, 2019

Before the Flair – Oil on Canvas – 16″ x 20″

Decided to create a work with some dramatic color as well as a subject which might appeal to Woodwalk Gallery clientele. I utilized a plein air oil sketch of Anderson Dock, the boats and distant peninsula. I used a photo reference for the sunset. The boats at the left margin gave me a challenge. I needed the boats to read but needed to subdue the value of the reflected light.

 

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Ephraim Dusk

November 15, 2016
Ephraim Dusk - Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel - 6" x 8"

Ephraim Dusk – Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel – 6″ x 8″

Despite a beautiful sunset to the west, I loved the warm effects across the foliage to the south.

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Eagle Harbor Spectrum #12

September 3, 2016
Eagle Harbor Spectrum #12 - Oil on Canvas - 11 x 14

Eagle Harbor Spectrum #12 – Oil on Canvas – 11 x 14

Another play of a midwestern sunset over this Door County peninsula.

Note: This design is also currently available in it’s 6 x 8 study.

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Ephraim Sunsets

August 9, 2016
July 1 Sunset #1 - Oil on Canvas Panel - 6 x 8

July 1 Sunset #1 – Oil on Canvas Panel – 6 x 8

After dinner, we headed down to a park adjacent to the boat launch. Wanted to capture the sunset. Each painting completed within forty minutes.

July 1 Sunset #2 - Oil on Canvas Panel - 6 x 8

July 1 Sunset #2 – Oil on Canvas Panel – 6 x 8

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Late Day Rays

August 17, 2015
Late Day Rays; Oil on Canvas 20" x 20"

Late Day Rays; Oil on Canvas 20″ x 20″

Several years ago, I made some sketches of a farm along a country road. I liked the raw design, but could not figure out what to do with the scene. The day I witnessed this scene, it was somewhat overcast.

A recent sunset supplied my incentive. I made some sketches of the cloud patterns. The next day in my studio, I was flipping through my sketchbook when I came across the country road sketch. Quickly put the two ideas together  and painted this work.

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Wheeler Dusk

April 6, 2015
Wheeler Dusk 2; Oil on Canvas 30 x 40

Wheeler Dusk 2; Oil on Canvas 30 x 40

Wheeler Dusk 2 was the culmination of three works from a basic idea. The color in this photo is not as accurate as I would prefer to display. I have encountered a computer that died. I am going through the ordeal of transferring data to a new computer. I am also having to incorporate a new camera. Learning curves are winning. I hope to have better, more accurate, results soon.

Wheeler Dusk 1 ; Oil on Canvas 16 x 20

Wheeler Dusk 1 ; Oil on Canvas 16 x 20

Wheeler Dusk 1 was an interesting exercise. After creating the small, 11″ x 14″, version of this sunset, I decided to go a little larger. Decided to save a 16″ x 20″ painting of Wheeler Road. Repainted the entire sky to change it from a mid-afternoon scene. Had the sky and foliage adjusted and then decided to remove a clump of trees from the left foreground area. I believe that the changes worked.

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Passing Clouds

March 6, 2015
Passing Clouds; Oil on Canvas 11" x 14"

Passing Clouds; Oil on Canvas 11″ x 14″

I utilized a scene from Door County to create a simple landscape for the aid of one of my Rock Valley College classes. Simple scene with a simple, if not boring sky. It served the purpose for my students.

I contemplated putting a coat of gesso over the painting to recycle the canvas. Before destroying the work, I decided to have fun and play with it first. Wanted to play with  early evening clouds. After establishing the clouds, I found that I had to adjust colors in the land elements.