View of Twilight Sky
Outside my Front Door
I have several paintings going at the moment, but none of them are complete. They are being worked on in rotation because with the method I'm using, only a small amount of glazing and scumbling can be done per day. So today, I'm showing some reference material I'm gathering. The goal is to portray the twilight hour. I used color imaging in iPhoto on my Mac to change the color of this sky from deep blue to yellow-orange. It will be a jumping off point for future paintings.
When I come up with a composition that I like, I find the idea needs to simmer for a while. I work it out in sketches, moving things around with pencil and eraser until I come up with something that works. Rarely do I find a composition in nature that is perfectly composed. I would love to hear about how you come up with compositions that work!