Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sunrise Over East Sooke

Sunrise Over East Sooke 18x36"

This is one of those paintings that I worked on concurrently with others that I've already posted, and finished it earlier this week. I started on a red background, but maybe it would have looked a bit better on a black one (?). I used acrylics, the regular ones not the show drying ones. I always find that early on in my paintings, they go through a stage where I think "this is really terrible"! I often start with my darks and get lighter from there. But as soon as I add the final lights, all of a sudden it looks much better. I always feel a sense of relief at that point. That happened with this painting - I'm happy with how it turned out in the end.

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