Westward Bright

“westward bright” 8″ x 10″ oil on panel – plein air AVAILABLE

This was one of those mixed up crazy weather days, we get here on the coast.  Clouds moving in from the southeast and brilliant sunshine to the west.  Overhead the clouds were getting heavier and rain seemed more and more likely with each passing moment at the easel.  But to the west the sky was bright and the glare from the sun was strong on the water.  Almost blinding.  

It is always an adventure to paint on these kinds of days.  There is a back and forth in your mind… pack up your gear before it rains or stick it out and keep painting.  I chose to stick it out and try to capture the strong contrasts in front of me.  Just as I was putting my final brushstrokes in, the rain began to fall.  

I’d like to think that this painting carries with it the brightness of the sun and the memory of the rain. The yin & yang of a day on the coast.

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I am a landscape painter living and painting on the Georgia coast. Painting and writing is a way to reach out and share my observations, my experiences and my inspirations with you. It is how I tell my story and the story of the wild, beautiful landscape where I live.

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