Sunday, November 8, 2009

As The Sun Sets, A Lake Rises

A Lake Rises, 8 x 10

Thursday evening, a few of us from the Plein Air Austin group painted the sunset at the beautiful home of Lynn Cohagan, which overlooks Lake Travis. (Next time, I want to paint her house. It's SO beautiful).
Thanks to more frequent rain in the last two months, the lake is finally starting to fill back up. It still has over thirty-five feet to go to reach its normal level, but we're glad it's heading in the right direction, for a change.

This is my first attempt at painting a sunset, but since Laurel was painting close by, I wasn't as intimidated by the task as I would have been, had such fool-proof help not been so readily available.


Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Wow Stephen, this is really lovely! Your values on top of the lake look spot on giving this a very fresh and spontaneous look...great job!

Pam Holnback said...

This is beautiful. Great job, and I'm sure it's not just because of Laurel! I look forward to another sunset!

Laurel Daniel said...

Pam is so right! Beautiful job - the light on your water just sparkles and the silhouetted trees are beautifully treated.

Marla said...

The colors are awesome - love the subtle shifts.

julie davis said...

love this, Stephen. very dramatic and the composition is wonderful.