Friday, September 28, 2012

September Sunset #4

Dip pen, ink and watercolor
Another beautiful sunset before the rain sets in for four days. The days are getting shorter and cooler, but I'm not giving up my flip flops, yet. The colors are becoming quite a bit darker and foliage is starting to dot the landscape. The sun has moved in the sky from the first one I did a few weeks ago.

Sunset gathering spot—Munjoy Hill overlooking the Back Cove in Portland Maine

There is usually a flurry of activity for the 30 minutes I am drawing and painting the changes in light and color that are happening so quickly. The decision to choose and place colors comes with water splashing and paint flying. I do not always make the best choice, but I just keep painting until the sun has set. Sometimes the colors bleed and then I get mud and then I get mad and then I exclaim...sometimes under my breath and sometimes a little louder...

It is always so much fun and I look forward to the next one.

2 comments:

Margaret S Milligan said...

Lovely piece of work! It is so cold here in Scotland, all summer clothes and shoes are all packed away till next year!

Linda Brightwingsofsummer said...

just beautiful!