Painting the Papaya Sunset

Papaya Sunset............24x18.............acrylic.............$450
Papaya Sunset…………24×18………….acrylic………….$450

 

I started at the top and worked my way down…..dark blues like cobalt and ultramarine..

the purple, a mixture of acra violet and alizarin crimson….carefully adding white as needed

……it gets warm as we near the horizon…cadmium orange, cadmium yellow light

…more white!……the palms were laid in with ultramarine , burnt umber and..black!.

..ensuring the opaque silhouette..then touches of color, reflected light from the water

give them volume and a felt presence..

 

.I painted this very quickly..not daring to stop or slow down

…..I could feel the juice…in the zone!…

only after I finish does the inspiration for the title flash into my mind

…the color….the taste…memories of good times in Hawaii…

great friends on Oahu and the Big Island… I feel refreshed..

.and satisfied!

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