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
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Sunset #21 Fish & Lizard

Sunset 21 | Fish and Lizard, painting by Spence Munsinger

Sunset 21 | Lizard & Fish

Original Painting, Fish and Lizard.  See How To Buy Art

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Fine Art Print, 24″ x 30″, Fish and Lizard.    See About Prints

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This is acrylic on gallery-wrap canvas, 24″ x 30″ x 1.5″. This house was off to the left as I walked by a Mexican restaurant toward the beach.

Mexican Restaurant, Manhattan Beach, story around Fish and Lizard, Sunset 21, original painting by Spence Munsinger

Mexican restaurant near beach

Sunset #21 | Fish and Lizard, painting by Spence Munsinger, hanging on wall by stair

Sunset 21 | Fish and Lizard

When I took the photograph I saw the lizard flat and very large against the wall of the house, then later looking closer saw the stone fish set next to the walk. I think I took three shots of the house, this one has the closest perspective to the painting itself.

Sunset 21 | Fish and Lizard, photograph, original painting by Spence Munsinger

Fish and Lizard, photograph

I always take photographs between painting sessions. Sometimes I miss the first sketch, but not in this case. Here’s the sketch for the painting.

Sunset 21 | Fish and Lizard, painting by Spence Munsinger, process, pastel sketch

Pastel sketch

Following that was an airbrushed primary color underpainting to start to lay in the masses of the colors and define the space on the canvas. Then adding more and more paint, narrowing down to grab detail as the painting progresses.

Sunset 21 | Fish and Lizard, painting by Spence Munsinger, process, airbrush

Airbrush

Sunset 21 | Fish and Lizard, painting by Spence Munsinger, process, first paint

First paint

Sunset 21 | Fish and Lizard, painting by Spence Munsinger, process, more paint and color

More paint and color

Sunset 21 | Fish and Lizard, painting by Spence Munsinger, process, last stages

Last stages