Barn, Late Afternoon, Oil on canvas board, 4"x6"
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Barn, Late Afternoon
Late fall is a special time for sunsets. Up here in Canada, the sun is low on the horizon and the warm orange glow turns everything in shadow to hues of purple, violet and lovely blues. By now, the fireworks of autumn leaves is a memory. It is a time when local colours are erased away. Atmosphere is all that remains and the sun, clouds and sky paint the landscape as they please. The more I paint the more I realize that there are no local colours or that even if there are, they don't really matter. There is just atmosphere, light and shadows. Each one of these defines the other in a dance from day-break to sunset.