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Sanctuary

This is the first piece in my Skyscape series. Visually I was drawn to the contrast of colors and striations of hues. It is warm and inviting. Although it depicts the ending of a day, it exudes a peaceful energy and place of comfort. It reminds us that no matter what obstacles we are facing in life, there is something beyond our earthly issues. Our time here is short. There is a refuge above that is bigger and more magnificent than we can ever imagine.

This artwork began as a light sketch on canvas. I used an HB pencil to draw the horizon line and sketch the direction of the colors in the sky. Next I blocked in the yellow areas with yellow and white paint. I then moved into painting the other warm colors, including orange, pinks and reds. I blocked in the purples and blues last. I went back multiple times and layered variations of each color to create dynamic hues and soften the edges. I used long brushstrokes to help blend the colors and preserve the movement of the sky.

This is the original artwork.
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Size: 18" x 24"
Media: acrylic and oil on gallery stretched canvas






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