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Friday, January 27, 2017

Day 27 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Today is the 27th day of Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge 2017

Winter Sunset
by Judith F Lochbrunner
acrylic on paper
6 x 6 inches

The challenge of painting sunsets is progressing toward the abstract.  I enjoyed painting the larger trees and leaving them as simple washes of beautiful purple.  The shapes of the back trees and the sunset lights were painting in "negatively".  Painting the negative shapes means that you are painting around the object and not the object itself to create the shape.  For the foreground a warm initial wash covered by a cool top wash created just enough to create the snow cover.  

Thanks for staying with my blog for these final few days. 


  1. thank you -- this painting made me happy!

  2. Wow! Those dark trees against the sunset colours and the foreground - this is such a beautiful piece - is a lovely gem!

  3. Thank you. I'm thinking of doing something similar only larger. Will keep you posted.