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

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”
― Pablo Picasso

Sunset #1 | La Jolla

30″ x 24″, acrylic on gallery-wrap canvas
©2011 spence munsinger

This was a painting asked for by my daughter. She asked for a painting, without specification of what to be painted. I said ok, send me some beach and sunset photos. She said sure! And then in the busy-ness of her life and mine, that didn’t happen. In 2008 I was watching the approach of winter in New England, the leaves getting thin and changing color, the grass sparser and stiff with frost. The cold and the darkness coming earlier and earlier. This starts about mid-August and continues through to November, when true winter finally sets in. I determined my next painting was going to be the California warmth I remembered, and that painting that warmth and golden light as the winter and dark evening set in would be a very cool contrast.

Fine Art Print, 30″ x 24″, “Sunset 1 | La Jolla”.    See About Prints

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It was. This was a composite of three photos, none used literally.

Sunset 1 | La Jolla, original painting by Spence Munsinger, photographs

La Jolla, photographs

Sunset 1 | La Jolla, original painting by Spence Munsinger, photographs

La Jolla, photographs

Sunset 1 | La Jolla, original painting by Spence Munsinger, photographs

La Jolla, photographs