Saturday, June 7, 2014

Autumn at Twilight

Autumn at Twilight

18" x 24"
Oil on wood panel
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Alternate camera sitting
demonstrating how much the appearance varies with light changes

The first photograph more accurately reflects this painting.

Autumn provides wonderful colors for oil painting. This scene with the sun within the frame is an interesting setting. I like the yellow sunset sky and the distance violet hills. 

Stapleton Kearns painted an autumn scene that I admire. I rearranged the elements in that painting and laid it out. That was perhaps not a wise choice because his paintings have very strong design as a characteristic trait. 

Because the scene is back lit, it is very sensitive to changes in room lighting.

This was a fun painting to work on although it took many sessions to create a balance that I was happy with.


  1. I love this painting! The top one does look a lot different. As always, your water reflections are so amazing. Love Allie

  2. Thank you
    The tree on the right is balanced by the strong light reflections in the water. Just about everyone likes this painting, it has rich heather, russet and ochre colors. They feel like comfort food for the eye.