Saturday, September 1, 2007
Painting: Alternate reality sunrise
This small oil painting of mine is from 15 years ago or so. I was trying to avoid the cliqued, though lovely view of the sun over the ocean, that can be found in literally thousands of paintings. This one is 18 by 24 on canvas board. I like the way the sun seems to be melting, but the wild clouds always look like a distant war or a misplaced 4th of July rather than then a daily appearance by the sun. Of course if a sun rise or sunset looks this wild, it means there are a lot of unusual pollutants floating in the atmosphere. I wasn't at the ocean when I painted this. I wasn't even outside. Perhaps that's the problem.