Thursday, October 1, 2009

Twilight


I've become so involved in the technical aspects of my online class, that I need time to step back and observe.  Get out in nature - after all, nature is the best teacher.  Yesterday my daughter and I took a walk to town.  We do this quite often.  It's our little ritual.   Walking along with our hot to-go cups of tea, I observed some magnificent silhouettes of the trees at twilight.  The edges of the lit areas of the trees had a beautiful glow from the setting sun.  

If only I had my camera.  But, no, maybe not.  After all memory work is so important in painting.  

Some people have been asking what colors I use for glazing.  The transparent color in this painting is Brown Pink by Gamblin.  It's mixed with Liquin and can only be applied to the canvas when the underlayers are completely dry.  

10 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

wonderfully captured... and from memory... wow! thanks for the info on glazing Janelle. r.

loriann said...

mmmmmmm, really nice twilight glow Janelle!

neetzy said...

Astounding. Another excellent painting, Janelle. I love twilight. There is a spiritual quality that can only be experienced...never explained. I might have to try that Gamblin color. I buy Liquin in pints (larger quantities tend to solidify).

susan hong-sammons said...

wow, this is soooooo powerful. who needs a camera. You certainly do not.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Rahina - Thanks. Your paintings have that particular glow without the glazing.

Loriann - I've been enjoying your glowing pastels as well!

Hi Neetzy - Yes, that particular time of day does seem to be spiritual to me too. Liquin is funny stuff, isn't it? It gets all gummy around the neck of the bottle.

Hi Susan - Right now I'm trying to pull all those beautiful scenes out of my brain!

Stewart Sternberg said...

That is a nice peace...evocative...moody.

Celeste Bergin said...

brown pink! I have used that in portraits. It is such an interesting color. This is a beautiful painting.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Beautiful glowing painting. I like the trees along the "ridge". Sometimes the setting sun creates such interesting light, it almost seems unreal. I've read that the camera sees the sky as much lighter than it actually is, so I guess we need the reality reference as well.

jeannette stgermain said...

beautiful, beautiful! your painting IS like a memory!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Stewart - Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind comments!

Celeste - Oh, you use brown pink too? I imagine for rosy skin color in your beautiful portraits!

Catherine - I think that's so true. Funny, when I've taken what I think will be amazing shots of the sky, they appear to be washed out. Thanks!

Jeanette - Sometimes I think that's where all my paintings come from. Thanks!