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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Moment of Sun - painting a day

"Moment of Sun" oil on canvas panel, 5x7", SOLD

I painted this little painting the same day I did this one. I was ready to pack up and go home when the fog started to break up, and the sun cast this great shadow across the roof of the barn. I cursed a bit for having cleaned up my palette, and then started mixing new piles of paint.


At 2:40 PM, Blogger Ed Terpening said...

Great little painting. Capturing those ephemeral moments are what plein air painters train for, right? i that's what makes plein air work so desireable.

At 8:57 PM, Blogger Parapluie said...

"A Moment of Sun" is the most special recording made from plein air painting. It captures our excitement as we feel it through our senses and you put it down directly. It does what a photographer and camera cannot do. The photographer has to set up the camera to capture some aspects of the lighting. A camera is a mechanical devise putting distance from the experience and the image. The camera can dictate its own image. A photograph is more about what the camera has taught us to see. The best plein air paintings like this wonderful one is pure poetry running from the eye to the mind expressed through the hand.

At 9:38 AM, Blogger ming said...

oh that yellow! van gogh would be jealous! there is something special about yellow in a painting, and you have done exceptionally well with it here.


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