Thursday, March 4, 2010


One of the art instructor sites that I'm affiliated with has a monthly project, which is meant to be fun and to see the different interpretations that each of us submit. The theme for March is a tropical sunset scene.
It's no secret that sunsets are a favorite subject of mine, so I had to jump on this one!
This was done in about 3 hours on an 11"x14" panel. I used Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue, Cadmium Red Light Hue, Cobalt Violet, Ivory Black and Titanium White.
It'll be interesting to see the other unique variations of all the other participants.
That is the most wonderful aspect of art. Each and everyone of us is an individual and that fact will show through in our work, whether it's painting, music, writing, whatever.
Art literally knows no bounds. It can only be stifled by our lack of imagination, so it's important to keep those creative juices flowing!


Ralph said...

I so hate any form of competition hence I do not join any groups where there might be a feeling of competing but I like this painting and I hope you get great mention for it because it deserves it.

Wilson said...

Well, we do it for fun and for inspiration, not as a contest. It's nice to see different "takes" on a given theme.
Thanks for your kind comment!

LSVoight said...

this is beautiful! I especially love the way you applied the colors to the water!

Anonymous said...

Another beauty Wilson!

Unocchio Vecchiaccio said...

I like it too, Willie. Nice job.

nanabalu said...

It is another wonderful painting from you, Wilson. But, I thought there is an overprominence of violet in the painting, especially in the sky area. But again ,it is only what I feel as an observer, while you as an artist may have a justification or explanation for this.

Wilson said...

The only "justification" I have is "artistic license".
I just use colors that I like, whether those choices are truly literal to nature, or not.