Painting the Sun Setting.
As always: you can find the scene and palette pictures here in the blog post. This is Sunset Kite Time :)
Often you’ll see painters repeating similar subjects and for me this is true also.
The kites at sunset, I love this combination now. Also because it can break up the horizontal compo in a good way.
- I also found out why sunrises might be delivering more red paintings: it’s because you start from red, and as the sun rises, you could go from there making the sun and sky into more yellow variations.
- With the sun-setting – you’ll always start with yellow circumstances first, in order to be in time for the red sun, if it happens.
I have therefore varied the time I start the sunset painting, but often I was either too late, or it moved behind low horizon clouds, so it keeps to be a dance, capturing it!
SSU10-2019 Seascape Plein air Painting
‘Sunset Kite Time’
You can play with foreground figures, having a kite in can help the painting also.
Here the dark beach when finished:
And the palette a little more clear:
Yellows, oranges, sepias, plus pink for warm colors, in the sand there are both cool & warm colors needed, far darker than ocean + sky.
- Seascape Warm Day & Kite (sold)
- Painting the Fleeting Sun – sold
- Seascape Kiting After Sunset