Monday, May 11, 2009

Santa Maria Sunset

"Santa Maria Sunset"
12" X 16" Oil on canvas covered panel

Alla Prima work is so fun when it goes right. I started this one this morning and finished it in about 3 hours. I've used the clouds like this before in another paiting so I tried it again here. Fro that point I just used my imagination to paint this one. When I finished up it reminded me of an area I've seen many times near the town of Santa Maria so that is where the title came from. They get great sunsets up there. These out of your head paintings are always fun and fast. A nice break from PA or working from a reference photo.
Here are some detail photos.....

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