Monday, July 9, 2012

SUMMER SUNDOWN


This is another painting that had been hanging in the studio for awhile. Occasionally it would catch my eye and I would feel that perhaps it needed something extra (always a tricky thing to re-work a painting). After some time, a decision was finally made to do something so it was placed on the easel (still in the frame) and I got busy. Reworking didn't take long (I did post the original on my blog some time ago - if you can find it - good luck!) and comparing this final version to the earlier painting, I can see that there isn't much of a difference! Mostly a subtle lightening of the yellow and orange areas of the sky and some work to the foreground. Still, I think it is better for the redo and I'm happy at last! I have recently finished another similar painting so will probably post that one next. This oil is 7" X 12" and can be seen along with other paintings of mine at McBride Gallery in Annapolis, MD.

3 comments:

john said...

Jeremy, I love the way that the foreground shadows enhance the bright and colorful sky. Great work.

John said...

I scrolled back a couple of years' of posts - but couldn't find the earlier version.

Anyway, "If in doubt, add an eagle" is my totally unbiased suggestion.

Seriously, though, it's a great piece.

Jeremy Pearse said...

Ha ha, I really like that one John - "If in doubt, add an eagle"! Great advice and something that I will avail to follow! Actually though this an idea I am hoping to do creating a series of paintings with eagles and ospreys - perhaps with a falcon thrown in for good measure. Most of my small studies for this series though have not really worked out the way that I have wanted so this project is at a bit of a standstill. I'll try to get it going again soon! Thanks to both of you for the comments.