Thursday, 21 June 2012

Rainbow

12"X12" Oil on canvas

Remind me never to try this again!

A midsummer rainbow over Youngstown, New York. Not this year, not a drop of rain in sight as temperatures hover around 35C.

There are numerous problems with tackling a painting like this, not the least of which is that it is almost impossible to photograph a rainbow effectively, so I had to resort to memory and research.

The rainbow has to be lighter than the surrounding sky, but also has to be slightly transparent, try achieving that with paint! Keeping a steady hand while drawing the arc is tricky too.

All in all a salutary lesson in knowing my limitations.

$300 - please contact me for more information.
sarah[at]splynch.com