Friday, July 20, 2012
Pouch Cove Highway
I keep meaning to do some night time paintings but never seem to get around to it. Living in the country means that the dark is reallllllllly dark with very little lighting besides the odd streetlight and the adjustment of your eyes to the light levels. Of course on the road, there are passing cars which are a blessing and curse as they go by in terms of lighting.
This painting was done as the sun was going down. Its amazing just how quickly it does go down and how little time there is to capture that exact moment in light. Its part factual, part memory and part a wish and a prayer.
The sky was dramatic over the sun drenched clouds at the horizon and the lights of the passing car added interest and life to the scene.
This view of the Pouch Cove Highway is the one I travel daily and the main route off the road I live on. No sidewalks, lots of trees and the road stretching on to the sea in several directions.