Five Day ART Challenge, Day Two

Brilliant sunsets can light up the Great Plains of Kansas. They are breathtaking and always changing. With all the amazing sunsets we have had recently, I decided to feature my sunset art for Day Two of the challenge.

 SUMMER EVENING'S SUNSET, ACRYLIC

SUMMER EVENING'S SUNSET, ACRYLIC

This was my first attempt at painting a sunset in acrylic. Summer Evening's Sunset was inspired from a photograph by Northwindimage. We teamed up together for the 2014 Inspirations exhibit at Warehouse 414. The pairing received second place in the People's Choice.

 BLAZING SUNSET, PHOTOGRAPH

BLAZING SUNSET, PHOTOGRAPH

Photographing a sunset even in Kansas with the wide open plains is hit or miss. Especially when you are driving across the state. You can clearly see this incredible sunset in full view but now you have to find just the right place to pull over before that gorgeous glow turns to night. Blazing Sunset was taken in November 2011 near Perry, KS.

 FIRE IN THE SKY, PHOTOGRAPH

FIRE IN THE SKY, PHOTOGRAPH

I know it is Kansas Day but Colorado sunsets will always have a special place in my heart. This was the perfect view, at the perfect place. Fire In The Sky was taken along Boreas Pass in Summit County near Breckenridge, CO on October 1st, 2011. This is among one of my favorite sunset images I have captured. I originally considered calling it Rocky Mountain High after the song by John Denver. Simply because of the experience of elation one feels when you witness a moment like this in person. Instead I decided to title it after the song lyrics '...I've seen it raining fire in the sky'