Blog — sunset

In Step - 8x10

daily painting figurative santa barbara harbor sharon schock sunset

I switched up my color palette for this painting. I took out certain colors that I deemed as "shortcuts" (Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre) or ones that I was just using too much of (Sap Green) and I added a few that have been neglected in my paint drawers for months, such as Quinacridone Rose and Cadmium Green Pale. I also spent more time working the shadows before adding any of the light...

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Safely Across - Original Oil Painting - 12x12

carpinteria family mother sharon schock sunset

It's like this family was posing for me, or maybe they're just that picturesque all the time.  The great sunset light didn't hurt either :) 

Oil on panel, 12x12 inches
Available at the Palm Loft Gallery, August 2011

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6th Street, Carpinteria - 9x12

california daily painting carpinteria shadows sharon schock sunset

There's just something about long shadows like these that always gets me excited. 

Oil on panel, 9x12 inches
Available at the Palm Loft Gallery, August 2011 

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Sunset Bike Ride - 5x7

bicycle carpinteria daily painting figurative sunset

I love the colors that appear around sunset, it makes even boring buildings like this come alive. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

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Sunset Walk - 6x6

beach California carpinteria figures ocean orange sunset yellow

Well I spent A LONG time yesterday putting frames together, wiring, hammering, attaching the 6 screws per frame... I wish I could find the drill... that would be helpful, and I'm still not done.  My hands and arms are killing me! I wish I could hire a minion to do all my framing for me :) 

Good news is I've finally finished enough paintings for the upcoming shows, so now I can actually sell some...

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