Original Painting 16″ x 12″ x 1.5″, Sunset Over Butterfly Bluff. See How To Buy Art
Fine Art Print, 16″ x 12″, Sunset Over Butterfly Bluff. See About Prints
This is acrylic on gallery-wrap canvas, 16″ x 12″ x 1.5″. This is a sunset I photographed on the trail from the Santa Barbara butterfly reservation to the cliffs over the ocean. The trail winds through a wide meadow before ending along the cliffs. I was watching wide clouds and the contrast of sky and land.
I was using an Olympus OM-D Micro 4/3rds camera and Panasonic telephoto lens, plus a Panasonic Leica 25mm lens. The capture of color by the Olypus is just about perfect.
The process on these smaller paintings was to sketch, then airbrush, then start adding paint with painting knives. The smaller format was faster, in that less area meant less paint, but slower in that the details need more conscious choice, to focus attention within the smaller frame.