JUST DON'T HESITATE TO EXAGGERATE COLOR AND LIGHT. DON'T WORRY ABOUT TELLING LIES. THE MOST TIRESOME PICTURES ARE THE STUPIDLY TRUTHFUL ONES - Wm Merritt Chase
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Phew! I've just finished this oil that took more planning time than painting time. I wanted the piece to be about mood first - color and light second but also trying to show the minute or two before the sun sets and the colors change quickly from warm to cold. You can see the cool color moving in across the painting, gobbling up the warm light. I couldn't help but think of Stephen King's "The Langoliers" while painting this.
This painting is one of 35 originals that I'll be exhibiting at The Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland, November 11-13th.