Sunday, January 12, 2014
Kansas at Dusk
The inspiration for this painting came as I was driving out to the lake on a clear October night to attend a concert that I ultimately did not go see because of how late I arrived. The thin line of yellow contrasted against the pitch black of the hills was ultimately so inspiring that I forwent the concert to go back home and paint. But before deciding to do this, I paced back and forth outside of the house where the concert was being held, trying to weigh whether the price of making a late entrance would be worth the glares and continuing to stare dumbstruck at the dark hills against the midnight sky. The beauty of the light against the landscape proved too powerful (and the cost of the glares did not seem worth the price of admission), so I went home to blast some Tom Waits, drink an IPA, and paint this and other things.
I highly doubt I'm done with this, but I'm honestly stuck for what to do next. It is interesting to note that if you rotate this photo 180 degrees, the image changes to a night at sea after the sun has gone down. Beautiful.
Size is 16 x 20 inches.