“Gold Sun” – Contemporary Landscape Painting

Gold Sun Contemporary Landscape Painting
Gold Sun
Original size: 24 x 24 inches
Original medium: Acrylic on gallery canvas: ©2008
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Purchase Original: $900

I spent a lot of time building up the texture on this one. I really wanted to add a tree or some kind of identifiable object, but every time I added something it just didn’t look right. Sometimes, even though it feels right, it’s hard to keep something simple. As simple as this painting looks, building up the glazed layers of acrylic paint on top of thick dark layers of paint was a challenge. Quite the opposite of what you should do. As any artist knows, lighter transparent paint on top of dark paint does not go over very well. I had to constantly re-introduce my whites. But it was fun. I captured the look I was going for and that’s all that matters.

I hope you like it. I think the canvas gained 10 pounds from all the paint I added to it. Here take a look at the depth of the paint in the sky:

Gold Sun Detail

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. omg.. good work, dude

  2. Thanks. I appreciate it.

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