Sunsets are so dramatic, they become trite. It’s a lot of fun, however, to glob on tons of color! In reworking this one, it became illogical when I added the brightly lit waves in conjunction with the deep orange and yellow sky, but I like it anyway. It may stay this way.
While recently in Scotland with a painting group, plein-air painting in the walled garden of a castle in the cold with every layer on I could find, a message came to me in a text in my pocket congratulating me on my award! I was mystified, as I had not heard of this. A short time later another friend sent a photo of a painting I had entered in a Bay Area show, with a blue ribbon! This explained it, and what a fun way to find out!
You can see this painting and the other award winners at the El Cerrito Public Library at 6510 Stockton Ave, El Cerrito CA until December 10.