Monday, May 4, 2009

Whimsy Series - Sunset

Finished the Sunset painting last night and then thought about it all day before posting it. This was a lot of fun to paint. My approach was to paint by subtraction. So my colors were all done through masked layers on top of each other.

The barn was taken from an original photo of an old historical "barn" (more like a shed really), taken here in the Charlotte area. It too, was painted through subtraction.

The entire painting was intended to look brushed over to give it a lost in the energy, color and swirl, of the moment of the sunrise.

Other techniques used in this piece were textures; both as a base (marble) and as an over texture layer (concrete). Textured brushes were also used.

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