Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sun & Rain

I went out painting one morning and all of a sudden it became overcast. I usually like the sunlight to give me form and good light and shadow, but I decided to carry on. I set up and painted an old church in Mesa. Actually, 2 churches. Part of what attracted me was the relationship between the 2 steeples.

It started to rain so it became a rather quick painting. Even so, in the short time I painted, I became intrigued with painting the subtle changes of temperature and hue within the different shapes. Changes in hue and intensity while keeping the same value is always a beautiful thing.

But then I came back later in the week and set up on a beautiful crisp morning. Kind of a Monet state of mind.

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