View Full Version : Sunrise/Sunset part 02

05-29-2017, 09:20 AM
Another in my series looking at dawn and dusk.This one a view from my kitchen window not from life,just enough time to take a quick photo.
Originally my sketch was closer to the photo but too many hard edges was distracting. I simplified the scene concentrating on the dark silhouettes
versus the soft yellow, pinks and violets in the cloud.I hope the intense turquoise blue acts as a contrast and balance to the whole.
Rembrandts, Senneliers,Richeson on black 1000 grit sandpaper.
Comments and suggestions welcome.



05-29-2017, 09:47 AM
Very beautiful and moody.

05-29-2017, 10:35 AM
Thanks welpaint...I look forward to seeing more of your pastels!

water girl
05-29-2017, 03:20 PM
This is stunning! You have handled the silhouettes and dark foreground expertly. Well done!!!

Donna T
05-29-2017, 04:48 PM
This is so beautiful, Leslie! I don't miss any hard edges and love the quiet mood you have created with your softened forms. The turquoise color works so well - not only because it's a gorgeous color but maybe because it balances the intensity of the darks on the land? I will have to think more about balancing colors and not just shapes so thank you!

05-30-2017, 07:29 AM
Thanks Karen and Donna,
This is a very active time in the pastel forum with such variety of subjects and styles. I'm really enjoying everyone's contributions.

05-30-2017, 11:41 AM
Turquoise! Pink/orangy clouds! What's not to love? it's gorgeous!!

05-30-2017, 03:34 PM
Very lovely! My suggestion would be to get a real nice frame for this beautiful painting!


05-31-2017, 08:26 AM
Thanks Stapeliad and Don...my sketches usually get filed away but I think this one make it to my framing bench!

P.S Don..Hope you've got something interesting ready for the June challenge.
I've volunteered to host the June landscape challenge..come on over for a visit.

Marilyn Ann
06-01-2017, 11:04 AM
Beautifully executed, sensitive and communicative. I love it!

06-01-2017, 12:52 PM
Thanks Marilyn, I like your delicate touch!