Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cold Sunset in Lewisburg

"January Sunset in Town"
8"x8" Original watercolor

It was too cold to paint outside today so I painted looking out the window.  It was uncomfortable with the sun streaming in blinding me.  I was trying to do a sunset.  I checked and got 5:08PM as sunset, so I got to my window at 4:00 and started blocking in the painting as fast as I could.  The sun was not cooperating.  It took a diagonal path between the buildings across the street and I had to blot it in with white gauche.  I kept seeing spots from gazing into the light and then I couldn't tell what colors I was mixing on my palette.   I am pleased with the outcome and will have to do this exercise again soon.

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