Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Sunset Painting

"Umpqua Sunset"
18" X 24"
Oil on Canvas
While travelling through Oregon back in September I was fortunate to enjoy a great sunset near the Umpqua National Forest. I was on the outskirts of the town of Green. After a quick dinner at the local Arby's I grabbed my camera and found a spot to get what I wanted on film. I created this painting working from 2 reference photos taken that evening. I only took two photos because I felt I had waited too long and the sun had set lower than I'd planned. Looking over my photo the day before yesterday I felt maybe it would work anyway since the sun was just below the mountains. Off to the easel I went. I was able to block in the sky that first night....worked off and on most of the next day and finished today....good thing since it's getting hot in the studio and it's time for dinner. 


Dianne said...

So glad you're back!
In looking at the newer things you've posted, I think the time away in other landscapes added something to your work. All that variety! They are wonderful.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Dianne,
I totally had the time for new scenery and new ideas. I think each time I talked to Linda art was always in the conversation.
The time away I think has given me a much needed break and new enthusiasm....Thanks Dianne.

Helen Read said...

I really like how you've contrasted warm and cool colors together - just beautiful!

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Helen,
Thanks a lot. There are some really nice things I like in this sunset painting. I can't wait to do another to see what happens. Thanks again!