The prompt for The Artists Play Room at Just Add Water Silly this week is sunsets. I love Sunrises and Sunsets, the colours thrill me, they are constantly changing. Sometimes I see a sunset and by the time I've got my camera it has changed. Strangely enough I have never up till now painted one. I love sunsets done by other artists and still remember the thrill of seeing the gigantic paintings of Turner at the National Gallery in London when I was in my early twenties on my OE. I would go and sit in front of one during my lunch break for up to half an hour, just marveling.
This painting I did in acrylics and is of a lake near my home. It is actually a sunrise that I saw some months back. It was very unusual as there was mist as well, and it created a lovely silent glow on the landscape. I often go to this lake to mediate and commune with nature and God. That morning I felt very close to God and can picture it still as if it was yesterday. So thank you APR for giving me the push to paint my first sunrise.