Together at Sunset

Together at Sunset

Some evenings it seems as though the fog is being poured into the landscape from above. I think there’s a universal peacefulness we associate with that moment plus it intrigues us. It’s probably as simple as we like to fill in the blanks. I think that’s what drew me to this motif initially and now I’m in love with the exploration of it.

I also realized something while painting this watercolor. I’ve known for decades I enjoy using the design principle of repetition in my paintings. In fact it somewhat second nature now and I catch myself doing something that seem “right” and recognize I’m tying the composition together without knowing it right away. It’s probably a bit like a musician playing without having to think about every note and where their fingers go or perhaps the way an athlete talks about muscle memory.

I was well into the painting process when I made the decision to include these two tree trunks realizing I had done it again. In the fog are two sea stacks, one larger than the other, and there are two trees, one larger than the other. The two points of land come down at similar angles to the trees thus repeating the angle. All of this unifies the composition in our brains and makes it feel comfortable and right… or maybe I’m the only one who likes the way it feels when I look at it.

Original Framed Watercolor 33 ½” x 41 ½” – Image 23” x 31 ½” All Rights Reserved