Dusk is a time for close values. The sky is the highest value, although, depending when you paint, its hot color is quickly beginning to be neutralized. In this painting the sun is just below the horizon and the land is cooling. Right at that place where the sun has set the sun has left its hot footprint. My husband looked at it and said, "It's blurry." Maybe it needs a sharper edge? I am not sure. I guess I need some space from it.
From what I remember of dusk and light is that light makes the shapes and as light fades shapes do too. They are no longer sharply delineated. The next question is what makes a painting that you want to look at? Draws you in to its secret mysteries? That, I may always search to understand.
While I struggle with these deeper issues, enjoy some kitty pics. They are growing fast. Luchi is a total rascal and Baby is a lap cat.
|two kittens in the curtains|