Hi guys, I'm actually down in Glenorchy at the moment staying with John Crump on my yearly trip to the great mountains of the South Island. While the snow is coming down here I'm taking the opportunity to keep working on the Mastering Sunsets dvd, which is coming along nicely, largely thanks to all your support. Of course I don't know everything there is to know about painting sunsets so I'm researching researching researching, asking hard questions and coming up with some solid answers.

A big part of this project is going to be painting critiques of the sunset paintings (not all of them) that our members have uploaded to this site. Above is one of those I worked on today for the video (thanks Jackie!)


This one helps to illustrate the difficulties of painting sunset clouds which, because of their strong warm/cool contrasts have an annoying tendency to turn to mud after only a little bit too much fiddling. That's just one of the many problems specific to sunsets which I'm going to be covering in detail in the course, but I thought you might like to see a little bit of what I've been up to. As soon as it stops snowing here we'll be out painting, so I'll see about getting some photos of that and this amazing location if and when that happens.


Happy painting you guys!


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Comment by Richard Robinson on December 2, 2011 at 9:00

Angela if you ever have technical problems with a website or a software program on your machine just go to its help files. Scroll down the bottom of this page and there is a link bottom right saying "help'. So you go there and type "add photos" or similar into the help search box and you'll get your answers. I could have given you the answer here but better to teach you how to fish for yourself eh?

Comment by Angela Smith on December 2, 2011 at 8:05

where do I go to up-load them :)  I'm terrible when it comes to finding my way around :)

Comment by Richard Robinson on December 1, 2011 at 9:07

Much the same Angela. Feel free to upload them and let me know.

Comment by Angela Smith on December 1, 2011 at 2:16

mine are all sunrises, I live on the East coast, so the sun doesn't set over the ocean here. :(

Comment by Angela Smith on November 29, 2011 at 14:53

wow! the bottom painting is beautiful....

Comment by Richard Robinson on November 29, 2011 at 11:59

Thanks - I've put them in the sunsets 2 album for later. Ta.

Comment by Elena Sokolova on November 29, 2011 at 11:49

Good news :). I posted four sunset paintings.

Comment by Richard Robinson on November 29, 2011 at 10:45

No it's not too late. This project is on hold for the moment though.

Comment by Elena Sokolova on November 29, 2011 at 3:38

Wery interesting project! Is it still actual? I have some sunsets painted and would like to do more. Is it not too late to upload?


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