Thirteen: Adieu Twenty Thirteen; Bienvenu, Twenty Fourteen

Tuesday afternoon, it suddenly hit me I should paint the last sunset of 2013, and then finish it in 2014. We had a New Year’s party to go to later, but I had enough time to go out, set up, get the basic color notes, watch the sunset, and then finish the painting the next day in 2014. Painting sunsets en plein air is tricky as right after the best part, it becomes too dark to paint! You have to make color notes, and then finish the painting another time.

I went to Norwood Creek at the corner of White Road and Norwood Avenue. Most of Norwood Creek flows under Norwood Avenue, but emerges at this intersection, where it is just a channel and terminates in Thompson Creek. Some of you know I started and sold a software company in the nineties, and our offices were on this corner, behind where I was painting. It’s also about the closest ‘creek’ to my home.

My easel set up on White Road.
My easel set up on White Road.
Looking across White Road.  You can see my easel right behind the light pole.
Looking across White Road. You can see my easel right behind the light pole.
The scene as I painted.
The scene as I painted.

Eastridge Shopping Mall is in the far distance.

Below is the finished painting.

Adieu 2013; Bienvenu, 2014 8x10 oil on panel
Adieu 2013; Bienvenu, 2014 8×10 oil on panel

Happy New Year Everyone!

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