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

The Art we look at is made by only a select few.
A small group create, promote, purchase, exhibit and decide the success of Art.
Only a few hundred people in the world have any real say.
When you go to an Art gallery
you are simply a tourist looking at the trophy cabinet of a few millionaires…"
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Sunset #16 | House Reflected

Sunset 16 | House Reflected, painting by Spence Munsinger

Sunset 16 | House Reflected

Original Painting, House Reflected.  See How To Buy Art

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Fine Art Print, 30″ x 24″, House Reflected.    See About Prints

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This is acrylic on gallery-wrap canvas, 30″ x 24″ x 1.5″. This was a house on the hillside in the last light of the day, in early November. I was walking with my daughter watching the sunset, she taking pictures with her iPhone and I with this Canon DSLR. The barely visible windows and the house taking a secondary place to the sunset – houses built into the hill like this hold attention during the day, here it is barely present.

Sunset #16 | House Reflected, painting by Spence Munsinger, on wall by stair

Sunset 16 | House Reflected

The photograph was darker, the house more indistinct.

Sunset 16 | House Reflected, photograph, original painting by Spence Munsinger

House Reflected, photograph

The process was to sketch in with pastel, then using those basic lines as a guide, airbrush in a primary color underpainting. On top of that went the acrylic paint, placed with painting brushes rather than brushes. This paint was placed in thick layers. The painting was gestural, feeling through where the light would reflect and land.

Sunset 16 | House Reflected, original painting by Spence Munsinger, process, airbrush underpainting

airbrush

Sunset 16 | House Reflected, original painting by Spence Munsinger, process, paint added

Paint added

Sunset 16 | House Reflected, original painting by Spence Munsinger, process, more color

More color…

Sunset 16 | House Reflected, original painting by Spence Munsinger, process, more color

Yet more paint and color…

Sunset 16 | House Reflected, original painting by Spence Munsinger, process, last stages

Last stages