|12x24 oil on wood|
So as I see it, that to me brings about 2 choices about glow. In the Tonalist tradition the darks make the lights glow and it works beautifully. Without the darks the lights are dull since they have no contrast.
Now, is there another way? The use of neutrals also makes colors take on new attributes. In this painting that is my strategy. Will it work? After about a month of layers I am at this point. Still I will increase the "grayness" of the clouds.
Sunsets are very hard to paint...they so easily become hokey, postcard like images. I am hoping to by-pass that.
And now for the studio update recently labeled "project hope"by Mae(my second Mom):
Another contractor will come this evening to talk about possible costs for the building of a new studio.
My Dad has added all kinds of important facts to consider.
Many artist friends continue to email me and comment with suggestions.
I really do appreciate everyone's help.