Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sunsubiro Nebulo

                                             oil on panel 20x20"

Doesn`t the Esperanto "Sunsubiro Nebulo", sound better than 'sunset fog'? I think so. What I`m trying to figure out is, is it subtle or flat out dull? I suspect this may be a question common to Tonalist painters. On the last night of my stay in Gleneden Beach a couple of weeks ago, the fog finally rolled in. The view of these stunted and dead trees looked starkly poignant 'framed' through the bathroom window. I thought, I think I have to paint those, so I took a photo after my shower. Now I`ve painted them but I`m not sure I accept this as final though there`s nothing more I want to do.

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Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Randall,
I'd leave it alone--truth is truth and if this is the way you saw it, who can fault that?
Like many of your works, you've achieved a magnificent sense of atmosphere and you have my vote to keep it as is.

Libby Fife said...

The title is fairly exotic:)
The piece is lovely too and a little eerie also (in a good way). I liked the previous two pieces also as well as the shots of the Mt. Rainier area. That landscape looks spectacular.

And with regard to this current piece being done, maybe you are like me and have an idea at times and it just naturally runs it s course? Seems like that happens sometimes.

Hope you have a good weekend!

RH Carpenter said...

I keep coming back to this, Randall, thinking it would only view correctly in person but I do see touches of light on the trees and some color in the sky. I think I would like it as is. Soft, foggy, mysterious, but painted well.