Friday, April 02, 2010

Back road at dusk



I love the time of day when light is fading.  It starts to dull colours in landscapes and intensify colours in the sky as the sun moves down in the sky.

In Newfoundland there are so many gravel roads in varying conditions that are not travelled as much but always turn up interesting views.  This is near the end of a small back road with a view of a tiny community across the water.  The skies are dramatic, almost looking as if they were on fire with the sun and the dark clouds above them back lit.

This piece is 22 x 15 and in pastel.

12 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Great pastel! I'm loving the colors and the textures

Billie Crain said...

Really nice, Jeanette. This is similar to my view toward town across Lake Charlevoix. Love the peek of lights across the bay and the reflection on the water.

Jeanette said...

The colours are a bit intense Katherine, but it seems to work.

Thanks Billie. I love the lights at dusk in paintings. Did I see that painting you did? I can't remember. I'll have to have a look on your blog.

Anita Davies said...

Beautiful

sharon said...

Beautiful sky! I love the colors, and the twinkling lights across the water.

Pat said...

Lovely as always. You have transported me to this wonderful time and place. Happy Easter weekend.

tracywall said...

How wonderful this is!
Love the richness of color, yet still has the atmosphere, the mood. Bravo!

Jennifer Rose said...

very powerful looking sky :)

Ann said...

Beautiful. The color and light takes me right there.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Anita.

I wanted something with some impact in this sky Sharon. Thanks

Happy Easter Pat,I'm glad you got a sense of place from this.

Tracy, thanks. I'm wishing I went darker still. Perhaps there's still some dusk/night paintings to come out yet.

Jennifer, it almost looks on fire at times. I love that look just before the sun sets.

Ann, thank you. It catches my eye each time I walk past the easel.

Margaret Ryall said...

I love the colour energy you've instilled in this piece Jeanette. I think it captures the evening light very well. I have a similar view looking across the bay from my summer house. I've seen it in so many lights.

Collette Williams said...

LOVE this Jeanette! - the colors and feel of the piece. Makes me want to walk right into the scene!