Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cape Cod Sunset Pastel with Abstract Color Study

'Summer Dreams II' 8x10 pastel (top)
'Summer Dreams I' 6x6 pastel (bottom)
I remember this wonderful sunset we experienced one summer on Cape Cod. We were sitting on a bench watching people walk with their dogs and watching the sky turn pink. Two couples arrived and set up a folding picnic table complete with table cloth and flowers. Then out came the wine and two boxes of pizza. The perfect way to watch the sun set! For this painting I was working on trying out new color palettes and so I used my Analagous color wheel to choose a color scheme and them I did an abstract color study based on my reference photo. That was a fun exercise!

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