Yesterday evening I took a jaunt down the back of the dunes and set up to try to capture the fleeting colours of sunset. Gotta be quick! You don't realize just how guick you have to be until you try it. Anyway I was really trying to push the colours around and create something of a warm glow from the right. Might have gone a bit too far eh? :-) Never mind - all good fun. I'm starting to think about what I'm going to teach on stage at the Plein Air Painting Convention next April in Las Vegas. I figure it's better to over-prepare than under-prepare for something like that. Thought something on different light effects might be interesting - but I feel about 20 years behind most of the painters teaching there, so I'm getting the heebiejeebies a bit. Should be fine. :-/
Oh here's something interesting I did yesterday in the golden hour - photographed the opposite side of the sky in a mirror to make a comparison. See the colour difference between the reflection and the sky behind it? Interesting eh? Much warmer and lighter closer to the sun. I'd be using a pthalo blue for the sky in the mirror and an ultramarine blue and alizarine crimson for the other (or something like that).
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