Day 5 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days
Valley Sunset | Pastel | 4"x 8"
Looked forward all day to getting to paint tonight! Chose a sunset scene that I photoed from West Sacramento one evening when it was so brilliant I had to pull over in the car and snap away. I love the 'gloaming' time of sunset, when all the close objects are black against the raging colors in the sky.
For this painting, I used my finger to smush colors together, then lay in brilliant calligraphy at the last. This one is inside my comfort zone and so was super fun to paint. Tomorrow and in coming days, I will continue to try some things that push me outside that zone and see where it takes me.