Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lowcountry Sunset Version #2

'Evening Peace' 8x10 pastel
One photo can inspire many different interpretations of the scene and this is a second version of the sunset I painted last week. For this one I changed the orientation to horizontal and softened the colors. I am working at not relying so heavily on my reference photos. I want to paint from my studies and if I use my photos I want them to provide me with inspiration and ideas.

9 comments:

Karen Bruson said...

Gorgeous color. Love the reflections in the water.

Cindy Michaud said...

I'm on that page! This caught my eye as I love color and while there are many in this jewel they are all absolutely believable! Nice job.

hmuxo said...

Beautiful! Love that Sky!!

Teri said...

This turned out beautifully, Karen!

Susannah said...

when a painting takes your breath away like the actual God given scene, you know you are looking at a real artist's work. This has happened to me so many times with your paintings. You give me such a gift when you share your work on a daily basis. No matter what kind of day I'm having there is always a bright and delightful moment when I click on Painting My World. Thanks karen.

Karen said...

Thank you Cindy! I appreciate you visiting my blog!

Karen said...

hmuxo....thanks! it was fun to paint!

Karen said...

Thank you Teri :)

Karen said...

Susannah thank you!! You have such a beautiful way with words and you always make me feel great when I read your comments. I am so happy that you enjoy my paintings!