Oil on Board, 6 x 8 inches
Here's today's effort. The gallery wanted a sunset painting, so this should fit the bill.
I find the tones of landscape sunsets quite tricky to get right. As I've said before, we artists only have Titanium White as the brightest, lightest colour in our arsenal, not anywhere near as bright as the sun itself when looking straight into it. So, you have to employ some tricks, by toning down the surrounding sky tones to give the sun sufficient punch in a painting. The tones of the landscape must be paid close attention to too - not too dark that they are appear almost black, but not too light to compete with the toned-down sky colours. Just about made it!