Tag Archives: sunset

January Nature Desktop Calendar: Frosty Morning, Just Before Sunrise

The coldest, frostiest mornings always seem to come in January, right after all the warmth and color of the holiday season. I painted this in January 2012, standing at my window to sketch the basics but finishing from a photo, the light so fleeting, but I look at this view each day and know the […]

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December Nature Desktop Calendar: Winter

Winter is represented by the frozen hillsides of a farm drifted with snow and reflecting the colors of a winter sunset. The quiet, stillness and subtle color, the snow drifted up against the fencelines in the distance and caught on the clumps of flattened grasses and brush in the fields, the flat sky reflecting the […]

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November Nature Desktop Calendar: Soft November Afternoon

This little painting was done en plein air on a sunny November afternoon in 2006. I was photographing a conservation area owned by a conservation organization I worked with, and at that time I toted some art materials just about everywhere. The rich burnished colors of the remaining oak leaves and the ghostly white trunks […]

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October Nature Desktop Calendar: How Small Beneath the Sky

I don’t know what it was about this image as a photograph that stayed with me from the time I took it. It’s that sense of my tiny self, smaller than one of those dots in the valley below, under the huge sky above, the sense of infinity as night draws down, and eternity as […]

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A Gallery of Fiery Winter Sunsets, “I Chased A Sunset”

Racing over acres of the park to watch the sun drop below the far horizon, the bare silhouetted trees, the perfect shading in the sky from violet through red to yellow, the violet snow, the final fiery red blaze before it all faded—and all nature made, I was only there to record it. Really, on […]

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Even the World Must Rest | Paths I Have Walked

…but even the world, the busy life of this planet must rest in darkness for part of the day lest we destroy ourselves with our own productivity,… Read today’s poem: Even the World Must Rest | Paths I Have Walked

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December Nature Desktop Calendar: Solstice

Narrowing down which painting I wanted to feature for this holiday season was the difficult task here. I had wanted to feature one of my newer ones, like “Snowfall“—I have no shortage of winter paintings—but remembering painting the snow into these evergreens on this Winter Solstice Day in 2003 convinced me this was the painting […]

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Dusk in the Woods Votive

When I made the Star of Wonder votive yesterday I also had Dusk in the Woods in mind if the technique worked. It did, and I couldn’t wait to see Dusk in the Woods on a votive too. Dusk in the Woods is a nearly square painting to I had to decide how to crop […]

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New Photo Gallery, “I Chased A Sunset”

Racing over acres of the park to watch the sun drop below the far horizon, the bare silhouetted trees, the perfect shading in the sky from violet through red to yellow, the violet snow, the final fiery red blaze before it all faded—and all nature made, I was only there to record it. Really, on […]

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#30paintingsin30days Day 13: Sunset Cruise

I took the reference photo for this in 2005. It’s been waiting 12 years to be painted. It was indeed a sunset cruise…down Chartiers Creek on a perfect July evening. Not only the delicate light on the nearly still water and the clear sky gradating up to deep blue, but the curve of the hills […]

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