Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sunlit Trees

acrylic painting of trees at sunset
Sunlit Trees
Acrylic on Gessobord
8”x10”
Chris Breier © 2015
The original painting is for sale.

I was walking around my neighborhood while the sun was setting and I noticed that the red orange glow was illuminating the tree in the background but not the one in the foreground. I thought this would make an interesting contrast in a painting. I cropped the image down so that the branches would create an abstract pattern over the entire surface of the painting.

The lighting at this time of day changes rapidly, if I had been a few minutes later the trees in the background wouldn't have had the same dramatic lighting effect. Ideas for paintings are everywhere, but they can be fleeting. That's why I try to take my camera with me as much as possible.

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