|Winter Sun, 5x7, oil|
Goal – To capture the soft light of dusk on snow and ice covered trees.
Thoughts – This photo was taken from our den window. The sky was a beautiful, soft peach color and the setting sun lit the distant trees with an orange glow. Even though the color of the orange trees in the distance was warmer than the evergreens in the middle distance, I was able to keep them in their place by softening the orange with grays and intensifying the colors of the evergreens. It was the value and intensity differences that kept the orange from coming forward, as warm colors normally do. As I am only allowing two hours for painting, these are artist studies and not finished studio work and I’m pleased with the results.
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