Monday, October 3rd, 2011
This watercolor is actually from five years ago. It managed to escape the general posting of old art last year, but I decided to frame and scan it when I ran across it the other day when I was framing some other art.
When I was younger I swear I must have painted dozens of sunsets, usually with skeletal winter trees in front, the black branches framed by colored light. I don’t have many of those left, so this one is very nostalgic for me. My favorite part is along the line of the sun itself, where some of the red has bled onto the sun the way sometimes the sky seems to waver around the edges as the sun sinks below the horizon.
Sunset Postcard, approx. 6″x4″ watercolor on handmade postcard, $222, framed, with free shipping.
I floated the postcard on a black mat within a larger frame, which makes the vivid sunset colors glow out from the darkness.