May 15, 2015

Sunrise, Sunset take your pick.

Hello Everyone,
My second make for Country View Crafts  Challenge on the 'Simple Scenic' theme is a painted sunrise or sunset, which ever you prefer.

This is my substrate on card stock that first had one coat of gesso.
Heavy body Acrylics in strong colours.
 Do not imagine that this was a quick flick of the brush and I knew where I was no my friends, the only part that I actually put a little thought into was the Sun area.
It took all my will power not to paint over it.

My silhouette was printed out, then painted in Black and fussy cut.

Distressing the edges to match the rough quality of my painting.

 Do not underestimate how my creative outlet has been compromised enormously on this piece, to feel the need to complete and perfect as I want to do by adding another layer or two.

What have I learnt?
It is not always favourable to include unnecessary elements/layers to a creation if it can stand alone on design and good composition.
My main image evokes the feeling of the scene, the palette signifies the time and atmosphere.
I have told my story, I have set my scene, nothing else is required.

Phew, what a journey, I would not have realised when I made this piece how my outlook on design has sharpened up.

You have until the end of the month to join in this Challenge.

Have a great week.


Lucyna Marynowska said...

Wow Sue, I could watch your painting for hours!The colours are stunning!

Jennie Atkinson said...

This is stunning Sue and so brave to attempt a painting for the current challenge. Wonderful! Jennie x

Rosemary said...

totally gorgeous, sue!! hugs & smiles!!

Chrissy said...

STUNNING Sue...just gorgeous.


Lynn Price said...

What a gorgeous scene, Sue.....your colors are perfect, and I admire your ability to leave well enough alone!! Very stunning piece - inspirational! xx Lynn

Sandra said...

This is so beautiful! Love the gorgeous sunrise (that's my pick)! The silhouette fits perfectly! Hugs, Sandra

Greta said...

Wowzer, Sue! You blew me away with this masterpiece--so gorgeous!

Sara Barker said...

Sue, I am incredibly impressed with this painting! I am so happy that you have made and shared this lovely piece of art work--it IS truly ART! And a breath taking scene, too!

butterfly said...

I'm completely blown away by this, Sue. The sky is an absolute work of art, especially the brilliant light of the sun breaking through - just amazing, and the impact of the figure gazing toward the horizon is huge. Just wonderful.
Alison xx

Lisa said...

I'm walking backwards and bowing as I take my leave.
I'm so immensely impressed with this piece of art. I thought it was a canvas and to find it's a card makes me even more amazed. This is incredible and what a WOW statement!!!
Just awesome....