Sunset Kite Time – sold

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!

Seascape-Schuring-Sunset-Kite-TimeSSU10-2019 Seascape Plein air Painting
‘Sunset Kite Time’

Roos Schuring, oil on canvas, 24 × 30 cm | 9.6″ x 11.8″
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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.

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