This weeks’ word challenge (3) were: orange, sunset and serene. Well oh well, I figured it was a perfect time to paint a sunset. And I knew exactly which scene would fit the bill.
No underpainting was used with this oil pastel (8×10) – the piece was painted on pastel paper so it wouldn’t tolerate any wet application, which was fine because the paper is tinted icy blue and would work with the selected OPs color. The reference image had incredible sunset colors that I wanted to verify were actually true to local colors and after some research I was able to find that sunset colors in that area of Georgia this brilliant.
Here’s Lake Hartwell, hope you enjoy ~
Reference image was taken by Craig Johnson a photographer at pmp.