In this painting of 'A New Day', the idea came from the simple L shape of a cliff face and steps located along the trail at The Natural Arch Scenic Overlook in northern McCreary county Ky. Sometimes, one can get lucky and find a composition already naturally formed in nature. Otherwise, one has to change the landscape elements to create a pleasing composition. In the reference photo I used, there was an early afternoon light shining in sunspots on the rocks. I made changes with that light to depict the time of early morning through a mist.
|'A New Day' 10x8 Acrylic on canvas panel|
I love the earthy smell of mornings when the dew has not yet evaporated and the tiny droplets make the landscape appear saturated in color. Is morning a favorite time a day for you?