Watching the sunset

This painting was an exercise in daring to hope. What, to me, would represent a wonderful day? Could I paint it?
I love sunrise and sunset, and even though I am a morning person, it seems to be harder to catch the sunrise than the sunset. Perhaps it’s because at sunrise I am bustling around going to work, doing chores; but at sunset I have more time to just take time, reflect, and watch. And that’s part of what this is about. I have been given the gift of a life partner who likes to share those moments with me. I painted the people small so that they could be anyone. They could be Donald and I or they could be you and your sweetie, or two of your friends. I also painted the people small so they can be seen in true perspective to the world we live in; small, insignificant, and dwarfed by the landscape that they find themselves in.

What is one of the things you like to see the most?

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9 Responses to Watching the sunset

  1. Lulu Rose says:

    I just checked up on your blog again saw this! This is SO beautiful!!!! It reminds me of when my dad took me to watch the lunar eclipse, but we couldn’t see it because of all the clouds, so we watched the sunrise instead (yes, yes, I know this is sunset). It’s gorgeous and I think you captured the essence of a sunset perfectly.

  2. Donald says:

    Wonderful painting AND story, Mimi. Your attention to detail by painting the bikes as you did is marvelous, and your color usage really captured for me all those many sunrises and sunsets you and I have cherished hand in hand over the past 33+ years. I’m looking forward to many more. In the meantime, it is just great to see you back painting!

  3. Tricia says:

    Beautiful painting. I love it.

  4. Jeannie Tripp says:

    As beautiful as the painting is the hope that inspired it, Mimi. Love it.

  5. Sue Pownall says:

    This is very successful Mimi. Kudos to you for being brave enough to try to paint it. Great composition.

  6. I LOVE a sunset/sunrise too, Mimi. Jay and I don’t ride bikes, so you must have left them there and hiked into the forest…don’t you think?

    I recal watching one spectacular sunset at the beach, and when it was finally over, completely over, we turned to find a full moon rising; the beauty and perfect timing of two such events will be carried with me forever!

  7. SJ says:

    Too tall and thin to be me or Rick!

    I like the use of yellows with the pinks.

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