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Tamarisks, Almost Sunset


Tamarisks, Almost Sunset
66 cm x 45.5 cm, oil paints on linen canvas.
Date produced: While living at West Beach, after my first exhibition (1984-1986).

Painted entirely on-site, just outside the drive-in theatre on Military Road, West Beach.

Just before sunset is a fabulous time for interesting light. This painting was done to record the colours and light at that special time of the day, as accurately as possible. The trees with their fine needle foliage were an interesting subject that I used many times in my artwork, while I lived at West Beach. This painting took many weeks to complete, because the light at this time of the day changes very quickly - I wasn’t able to get much work done on any one day before the light was all quite different. I returned every suitable day at the same time of the day to resume the painting.

This painting is similar to "Tamarisks, Late Afternoon", but was produced at a later time in the afternoon.

 

Detail 1:

Tamarisks, Almost Sunset - Detail 1

 

Detail 2:

Tamarisks, Almost Sunset - Detail 2

 


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