Don’t you love the way the sun–when it is low in the sky, either morning or evening–sheds an orangey-yellow light on its subjects? This view stopped me in my tracks while we were visiting ArtPrize exhibits with some friends last year. It is from the Ford Museum area, looking east across the Grand River.
Once this painting was complete, it was a challenge to get a photo to accurately portray the delicate balance of values and colors with which the painting communicates the shaded foreground and the effects of the striking sun in the background. We artists say this way too much, but it’s especially true on this painting: you need to see it in person.
Speaking of which, you are welcome to come visit my home gallery/studio any time. You don’t have to buy; just come to drink in some art, see my newly expanded studio, and have a little art chat. I do schedule appointments for visits; please use the Contact tab to start up a conversation, or call me on my cell: 616-723-6600.