Thursday, December 20, 2007



Sunset Gate

Done on Lama li using Holbein paints. The paints are in a seminar palette put together by Holbein for Tom Lynch -- pretty neat little set that I'd not used since the workshop I took in September. This is my very first attempt at painting the Sun. I found the reference photo at Yotophoto. I usually don't paint this dark, so that's a couple of new things for me. I don't know if it's the Holbein paints or if it was because of the pigment rich mixes, but it sure took a long time for each section to dry!

4 comments:

Teri C said...

This is realy pretty Brenda! Your gates are just wonderful.

Tami said...

I love the shadows in this; it feels like a late fall afternoon.

africantapestry said...

a lovely painting Brenda!. I like the dramatic darks of this one, it looks filled with shadows...I agree with Tami, especially with those long shadows the gates throw on the ground. Your gate series is very nice, all different and interesting with great varitiey in light and texture! Great work.
Ronell

Lynn said...

The sun is really gorgeous, peeking though the trees like that. And the shadows really add depth to the whole thing. Very nice!