Sunset at a nearby park
Oil on canvas board | 21.5 x 21.5 cm | framed
(Currently on show at Hurtsville Art Museum)
It was a beautiful late afternoon and the day was gradually transitioning into the evening. The sun was just setting and there was a beautiful light scattering across the park, particularly on one of the trees. I took the opportunity then to quickly paint the tree before the last rays of sunlight disappeared.
What started off as a quick painting exercise took me down a rabbit hole of discovery. It led to an entire new approach, a new way of painting and a new perspective in attempting to visually enhance and translate the memory and sentiment I felt on the day.
The painting has gone through many transitions in my relentless persistence to find that right aesthetic and emotional feeling. I had at times thought of abandoning it but I'm glad I didn't! I am happy to say that I am totally pleased and excited with the results.