Ranchslider sunrise

Sunrise through ranchslider
8″ x 8″ acrylic on canvas

I nearly abandoned this about halfway through, but I’m glad I didn’t. I’m really pleased with the result. I painted it from a photo I took of a sunrise through our dew-covered ranchslider door. I really like the lost edges, the mix of cool and warm reflections on the couch, and, of course, the colours and impression of light that come through the window. It was a real experiment.

If you’re wondering why it looks a bit wonky, that’s partly because the photo wasn’t totally square (I should have just adjusted that in the painting), but also because there were curtains on either side. The reflections in the bottom-left were from books on the arm of the couch and a coffee table sitting beside it.

6 thoughts on “Ranchslider sunrise

  1. I love this, Chris; the colors really pop! :- D

    Re. the window: I perceive the realism of it, but it also looks (to me) like a painting of a window on a huge piece of paper — a pin-up of a window in a room that has none. See what I mean? Just goes to show that any room can be “a room with a view”. ;- )


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