Tuesday, March 3, 2015

1530 Sunset Hillside

I really like the play of light on trees. A hillside exposes lots of trees to the special light of the setting sun. Actually, painting is all about the light ... and using some fun colours. This was fun!
I painted on a green tinted canvas which was planned to be the complementary colour of the red sunset light. The idea was to make the colours sparkle and scintillate. Maybe it worked. I am no comedian but I call this the Red Green approach to light and life. Remember, we are all in this together! That is how my simple mind remembers the complementary colours.
I typically do not buy or use a tube of any shade of green. I mix my own. Sometimes this is not the case though. Some colours are best to be bought and some colours can only be bought.

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