Thursday, April 9, 2009

Orange at night

6"x6" oil/panel

Finally was able to get another quick sunset in. This time the sun was still above horizon. I plopped down behind a tree, blocking the sun from my eyes, held my panel and painted rapidly. This scene was absolutely beautiful while I painted. The river was very much alive as were the trees around it. I was very focused and calm while painting. In fact this is the best I've felt while painting in awhile. No wind! I know, yet again I've fallen behind on the award duties. I'm working on it and will say that one thing I love is painting the Susquehanna River.


Loriann Signori said...

Another beautiful river painting by another river addict! You added enough cool to make that melon color sing softly. Nice work!

Jala Pfaff said...

Beautiful color. I feel like I was there.

Brian McGurgan said...

Your sense of calm while painting resonates nicely here, Brian. And what a beautiful orange glow!

Pam Holnback said...

You really captured the sky. Sunsets (and sunrises) change so quickly, it can be hard to stay focused. Looks like you did.

brian eppley said...

Thanks Loriann. Yep I'm an addict

Jala, thank you. That's what I go for.

Thanks Brian. I like your stuff on the wordpress blog. Nice!

Thank you Pam. I use small panels for these very changeable light conditions. Plein air work forces these things. Not enough time to do even a midsize panel. I'm planning a huge canvas when conditions are right. 30"x 30"ish.

Karen said...

Hi Brian, what is your email? I want to email you something and got it bounced back to me.

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Brian - these are beautiful!

brian eppley said...

Karen try I was redisigning my site yesterday and it's possible my mail was down.

Thanks Kathleen!