Monday, April 16, 2012

EVENING SUNDOWN

On occasion, I'll come across a painting that has been put away in some corner or other of the studio and having had the chance to look at the piece with a fresh eye, one can sometimes make some changes. In this case I cropped off quite a bit at the bottom then worked on some of the more subtle tones within the dark mass of greenery. I also worked on the sky and water a little too (just about the whole painting then!). Unfortunately this one has proven to be extremely difficult to photograph correctly even though I tried many different lighting conditions. It then had to suffer some editing in Photoshop - mostly to no avail. I'll try again later and if I get some better results I'll re-post the pic. This is one of a group of paintings that will be heading to McBride Gallery in Annapolis MD soon. I have some larger works on the go but they are really taking their sweet time! I had hoped to post them before now - hopefully in a week or so. Evening Sundown is an oil on board - 4" X 8".

4 comments:

BoholstWife said...

do u have a before and after shot?

John said...

Jeremy - a captivating picture, I had imagined the original would be much larger.

Jeremy Pearse said...

BoholstWife, I posted the first version of this painting on my blog back on Oct 19, 2009 (Dawn and Dusk) so you can take a look at the original there.

Jeremy Pearse said...

John thanks! I think that it looks larger because I put quite a bit of detail in the smaller work - probably because at the time I envisioned a larger version sometime in the future. That hasn't happened so far but now looking at the cropped and re-worked painting, perhaps I will have a go at it!