Thursday, December 24, 2009

First Blush at Christmas Eve

 10 x10 pastel on BFK

Twilight, Sunrise, Dawn.

Twilight- The diffused light from the sky during the early evening or early morning when the sun is below the horizon and its light is refracted by the earth's atmosphere.
Dawn - the point where the sky begins to lighten, the time before the sun comes over the horizon which ends twilight
Sunrise- the instant the sun comes over the horizon in the east.

Sam and Doug raised this point in the comments section on another post. It made me curious enough to investigate. So there are the basic definitions. I  have always loved twilight: the light, the feel, and the fact that it comes twice. If you miss it you have a second chance.

Christmas Eve and its magic comes once...enjoy it.


Double "D" said...

Now this one is awesome!
Love it!

Merry Christmas to you and all your family!
Your painting Buddy

Leah said...

This twilight scene is very magical. Merry Christmas, Loriann and to all the extended Signori clan.

susan hong-sammons said...

stunning! It really is twilight.
Just had to visit some of my favorite blogs before the family gets up. Merry Christmas!

loriann said...

Hi PB!
Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and all your family too!

Hey Leah! Thank you! How was your winter solstice? Have a wonderful Christmas and say hi to everyone back there in Nova Scotia!

Hi Susan and thanks for stopping by on Christmas morning. I hope you have a wonderful day. Merry Christmas!