“A Wide Range”

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 20″ x 10″
Year: 2018

The 4th painting of a long day spent in solitude, hunting views and painting in one of the most beautiful parts of California I can think of. I’ve driven past this little ranch nestled along a finger of this estuary and always thought it would make a nice painting. The sun was already starting to set when I pulled over, but I don’t make it out this way too often and thought it was a good opportunity to take a crack at it. I had to work fast in the fading light. Watching the wide range of evening colors fall on the expansive landscape before me was a joy, the trouble was trying not to be tempted to chase them all and end up with an utterly confused painting. I went with the pre sunset warm glow illuminating the scene from directly behind me casting it’s soft shadowless light on all the eye could see (and the hand could paint).

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