THOMAS MORAN 1837-1926

An Arizona Sunset Near the Grand Canyon, 1898
Oil on canvas, 20 
30" (50.80 76.20 cm.


Hi Guys, how's it going? Got a painting challenge for you. Show me your best (or worst) sunset painting. I've made a photo album for you to put it in here:
(Please note in the comments on that page that you can't add photos directly to that album)


I'm working on a new video project called 'Mastering Sunsets'. I've had so many requests to teach how to paint sunsets I've finally given in and started work on a comprehensive dvd which will hopefully take people from ground level to....well, the sky's the limit if you'll pardon the pun.


SOOO, it'll be really helpful for me to see the range of ideas you already have for dealing with this popular yet tricky subject. I may also ask your permission to critique your painting as part of the video or use one of your photographs as a reference. I'll give a free copy of the completed dvd to people whose paintings I use with their permission and a 50% OFF voucher for everyone who puts a painting in this album - or something nice like that. Thanks everyone.



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Comment by deb hill on July 2, 2011 at 5:23
Just finished a sunset and posting next. Learned lots! Will do more!
Comment by Richard Robinson on June 30, 2011 at 9:29

Thanks Bernadett - they're better than my first paintings! I've added them to the album.


For anyone else wanting me to add images to the sunset album, it really helps me if you open that image in your photos here and click on the 'options' menu (top right) and add a 'tag' to the photo of "sunset". Otherwise it takes me ages to search through all the photos. Thanks guys - we've got heaps of interesting images in there now! I've finished the first chapter of the dvd, so only about 14 more to go. :-)

Comment by Bernadett Budavári on June 30, 2011 at 4:31

Richard, I love sunsets. I have 3 Sunset pictures amongst my photos, could not put up them here... and will put up more photos that I have. Of course you can use the pictures for anything you want. (The one with the tree was one my first if you criticize them... please consider that :-))

Thomas Moran is one of my favourite artists. :-)

Comment by Richard Robinson on June 29, 2011 at 9:15
Thanks Guys.
Comment by John Dee on June 29, 2011 at 8:43

Sounds good Richard I have some on my page if they are any good and u think  you can use them help ya self lol

John D

Comment by Roena King on June 24, 2011 at 5:01
Hi Richard,  What a great idea.  Successful painted sunsets are indeed a rare thing.  I have a thing I did on that other art site concerning one sunset and how the colors actually changed every few minutes.  I will send it directly to you.  Of course, feel free to use any photo that would be helpful in your series.  Ro


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