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Thursday, October 6, 2011
Nightfall at Lake Mineral Wells
"Nightfall at Lake Mineral Wells"
Oil on Canvas
10" x 8"
2011 Click here to bid on this painting.
Today's daily painting is a view across the reeds by the spillway at Lake Mineral Wells. Across the lake the sun has just gone down behind the horizon leaving a pinkish afterglow. This 10" x 8" oil painting on canvas was painted alla prima and fairly quickly. The paint is a bit thicker and jucier than I've been using lately. I originally intended to go back and work to a slightly higher finish, but after stepping back it seemed to capture the fleeting moments of glowing light before nightfall perfectly so I left it alone. I guess this rounds out a week of sunsets. I'll be working on a couple of larger paintings this weekend, and after the brilliant display of sunrises we've had this week I think I'll have to paint a few images of dawn as well.