Sunset View Cemetery shadows, ink & watercolor, 5x7"

Sunset View Cemetery shadows, ink & watercolor, 5x7"

The shadows and ridges in the grass (and what might have caused them) fascinated me so I tried to capture them before the light changed, which it does rapidly at sunset. At one point I had to stop drawing and just watch the glorious sunset over the bay and the way the fog moved in and out and back in.

View of the Chapel, the flat lands and the Bay from the cemetery, ink & watercolor 5x7"

View of the Chapel, the flat lands and the Bay from the cemetery, ink & watercolor 5x7"

The light was so odd when I painted this last one before it was too dark to see that the colors came out really pale. I tried over painting later at home and only ended up overworking instead, I’m afraid.

I’ve struggled with trying to paint the view from the hills to the bay many times. I either put in too much detail so it doesn’t read distance or get the proportions wrong. Someday soon I’ll challenge myself to paint it again and again until I get it.

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  1. Well, if you’serious about the challenge angle, and if you could bear to repeat it 30 times,you could join the folk at http://our-thirty.blogspot.com/

    I love sea fogs!

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  2. Those are so lovely water paintings. I especially love colors which You selected in Your works.

    Happy blogging!

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  3. Enjoyable sketches!

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  4. Beautiful, great job with the color of the sunset. 🙂

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  5. I am in awe of anyone who can complete a plein air painting on location. Me? i love my camera and the consistent light in my studio.

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  6. Lovely painting!! Perhaps the difficulty is one of aerial perspective. The colors in the front of the painting are of nearly the same value as the colors over the bay and so connecting with distance is brought up a bit short. I love your emails to us, your adventures, and all!! Blessings always, Cl-Marie

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  7. You tackle some super-complex subjects. And your resolve to attempt this subject again rates a definite wow. The light changes so rapidly at sunset, and yet there’s so much beauty there too.

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