Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pier at Sunset


This was done a short time back for a photo challenge. When Inspiration All Around did their silhouette challenge, I felt this image fit right in. Backlit objects always fascinate me - their presence is always known yet they offer limited details.

I spent a great deal of time blending in this painting, both the sky and the water. Then adding the various light reflections into the water was a balancing act. Too much yellow, too much red, not enough brown. This was reworked numerous times until I was happy with it. The actual silhouette was the easiest part of this painting since it was simple color & shading with simple details.

Acrylic on 9x12

4 comments:

martinealison said...

Magnifique endroit, magnifique peinture... Couleurs vous me faites chavirer... Sensationnel r├ęsultat.

Barbara said...

This is a beautiful painting Nancie.

Rebecca said...

This is beautiful! Looks just like a postcard! I like how you make all the yellow, orange and brown work harmoniously!

Nancie Johnson said...

Thank you, glad you all liked the colors. This is one of those paintings that although I reworked it a lot, I enjoyed it because of the colors. Just had to get the right balance, that's all!

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