Sunset near Longstanton


This was a case of doing a quick pencil sketch with some colour notes and then painting quickly before the light went altogether. I had to modify the shape of the cloud a bit when I got home because it happened to look like a figure with outstretched arms. A case of not painting what you see because what you see is not believable. Took around 30 minutes with the small board propped up against the steering wheel. I was using my pochade box which doesn’t quite have my usual colours in it. Anyway six colours was quite enough. A flight of birds did come across from the left so I popped them in as I was finishing up.

sunset 6"x8" oil on board

sunset 6

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~ by noelgarner on November 1, 2008.

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