The Clouds Create a Smokey Atmosphere Around the Setting Sun on Treasure Island, Fl.
16" x 20"
oil on canvas
Every sunset is unique. This one...to me, was a magnificance subdued by some atmospheric phenomena I want to describe as "dusty". It is one of an ongoing series of sunset paintings where a balance of loose, expressive brushstrokes are combined with areas of soft blending in order to create a colorful balance of drama and tranquility.
I feel that composition in a painting is more than an arrangement of forms, values and colors...it is a message, or a balance of messages. In this case, there is excitement, even danger, but with an overall sence of peacefullness.