Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Boulder sunset

Today was alla prima portrait class, but a variety of factors conspired to make my painting suck: I had a migraine, class was a little shorter than normal, and there was some awful loud music playing in the place...which wasn't helping the migraine any. Anyway, it sucked and is being wiped this evening., for your viewing pleasure (:D), is a piece done last summer after observing one of our (actually rare) sunsets. We normally don't get much color here, but that late afternoon was really nice.

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artbyakiko said...

What a beautiful work!!! We get beautiful sunset whenever it's not foggy. The fog shows up a lot in summer here.

Loriann Signori said...

Wow, what beautiful color! That area where the cerulean blue and the orange/ochre meet that neutral just sings!

LSaeta said...

Sorry you had such a bad day. I use to suffer from migraines and there is nothing one can do when stuck with one! And loud music is the worst! Anyway, glad you posted this one. Love that blue!

r garriott said...


diddamsdigitalart said...

Migraines. Yuk. They can knock me out... I get that visual thing where I can't see - and then the headache.

This piece is really beautiful. The colors in your pastels are just so rich! Unbeatable!

Laurel Daniel said...

Oh, this is gorgeous... I guess you grab it when you can and the color shimmers.

Karen said...

Well this one is a beautiful substitute for the sucky one. I hate it when that happens!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

You can't wipe that, Jala. Just put it away for a while. It's really nice, you captured a lovely moment.

Jala Pfaff said...

Akiko - Thank you. We almost never get fog, but I'm not sure why we rarely get colorful sunsets either.

Loriann - Thanks. I liked having that neutralized area there too, to help make everything else look that much more colorful. Nature obliged and taught me, by presenting those sort of dull-colored little clouds there.

Liz - Thanks. We really do have skies that blue most of the time. Gotta love that thin dry mountain atmosphere. How did you get cure your migraines?

R - Thanks!

Laurel - Thank you.

Karen - Thanks, I do too. I guess it's supposed to help us remember to appreciate the good ones more...perhaps.

Diane - No, this one wasn't the bad one! :O It was a portrait. This is my substitute posting.