picking the moment to share
Glowing Sky – digital painting / art prints – Dan Beck 2005
I just finished a painting with a sunset – but am not ready to share it on the internet – haven’t even printed it for myself yet. But I had a quick opportunity to write and I thought of this digital painting.
I love the colors of this piece – the angles – the glow of the clouds and sky – the way the mountains almost float themselves – begging the question are the clouds moving or the mountains or is everything still?
This is an incredibly fragile moment as anyone and everyone who has ever seen a sunset can attest. Deciding the moment and look I wanted to capture that evening was probably as much of a challenge as painting.
I don’t paint from photos – nothing adamant here – just don’t want to – it is about capturing the memory – capturing the impression the particular moment leaves – and giving that impression back.
As always (and forgive me here), I hope I have not given the wrong impression.
- Glowing Sky – current purchasing options for original art prints of above digital painting
- Impressionist Art Gallery – see other images from Dan Beck and Outhouse Studios and information about impressionism
- Claude Monet’s Impression Sunrise – this was the first art related site I could find on Google – looking up simply “impression” but turns out to be kind of fun adjusting the brightness of the sun on Monet’s work