All the colors in a sky–learning from sunset

After looking at so many of Turner’s skies and sunsets I have really wanted to give a small one a try. I have also been interested in the way pastel artists get such compelling skies with so many colors in them (see Loriann Signori’s blog). It seems like one key ingredient is having several blues in close proximity. And a teal or turquoise plays an important role.

This rough sunset attempt is from a picture I took while crossing the Severn River in Annapolis this weekend. My goal here was only experimentation. I would rather handle these directly outdoors, but some practice first makes sense.

Thanks for reading.



6 thoughts on “All the colors in a sky–learning from sunset

    • coreyaber April 8, 2014 / 9:56 pm

      Thank you!

  1. Hal Aber April 8, 2014 / 6:22 am


    • coreyaber April 8, 2014 / 9:57 pm

      Thank you! This one was fun. Looking forward to more studies of light effects and mood

  2. lesliepaints April 16, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    I like this a lot. The brushstrokes in the sky for the streaks of color add to the feeling of depth and movement. Nice!

    • coreyaber April 20, 2014 / 8:16 pm

      Thank you. This is one of my favorites. Starting to see some new possibilities for my painting.

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