Thursday, August 31, 2017

Walking at Dusk

An acrylic painting of trees on a walking trail at dusk
Walking at dusk
Acrylic on gessobord
Chris Breier © 2017
I took a walk just before sunset and by the time I made it the point where I normally turn around, the sun had just sunk below the horizon. On one hand that means there’s going to more mosquitos to deal with, but on the other hand the sky had turned into an impressive display of color. I took a few reference photos so I could create a painting of it in my studio. It took a number of tries to get the colors of the sky right. I used thick brushstrokes in some areas which created subtle texture and the painting has a glossy finish. Bid in the auction for Walking at Dusk.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful sky! I love the silhouettes.

CBreier said...

Thanks, the sky is normally the easiest part but this time it was a challenge!