Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Pushing Color in the Landscape
Pushing Color - The Landscape
8x6in oil on canvas panel $125.
My mission was to take the color into the magic hour.
That is when the sun starts to impart a golden glow
on the landscape.
The golden glow time of the day can be magic.
It starts a full hour or so before sunset. The sun is still high enough
to have impact shadows. As it gets closer to sunset, the shadows
are longer, but more mellow without a high contrast to punch them up..
I took the colors I saw and pushed the contrast of warm and cool.
This is a spot I have painted many times and now I can just
drive to it and sit and take notes as I watch the colors change.