Paintings from Sunset Series by Spence Munsinger, Color Field + Blank White Canvas + Realism + Contemporary Abstract Art, original paintings for sale

"You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea..."
― Pablo Picasso

painting: shadows

Shadows is a painting created from a walk I took with a camera in mid-September. In late summer the light cast deep shadows in early morning. One photograph captured the contrast exceptionally well.


I love photographs – they create new borders to things – they crop images – they end images at edges not necessarily intended. If I’ve taken the photograph, I get to work with the rest of the memory – the breeze blowing, the smell of flowers and grass, the sense of wetness as the dew burns off. All of that can be brought into the painting.

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Edward Hopper painted masses of woods behind the houses and people in his paintings. They loom over the clearer areas and they brood. This painting communicates some of that sense of isolation and trapped-ness. You can’t see very far… Until the leaves start dropping in October.

— spence

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