Traveling with my camera at Rolling Hills County Park in Ypsilanti, MI., I came across a scene of brilliant sunlight that created a powerful glare in the water.
The lighting wrecked havoc with my camera lens, creating several circles of glare and streaks of light. Upon viewing the digital photo on my computer, much of the background was washed out by the light.
"Blind Spot" is the 12x9 pastel painting inspired by my experience that late afternoon in Autumn.
It was fascinating to work up the reflections in the deep blue water, playing around with various hues and avoiding that "white out" of the glaring sun. The water's blue helped to "elevate" the orange leaf in the foreground of the painting.
Don't stare at the painting for too long. It could hurt your eyes.
"Tis the season" to sell paintings. You can find a selection of my original pastels on auction at Daily Paintworks. Mr. Miller's Art Emporium in Douglas, Michigan is featuring a selection of plein air-framed original landscapes covering subject matter from the beaches of New York to the beaches of the Pacific Northwest.
My award-winning "Winter's Breath" returned from the McCord Gallery in Palos Park, IL., and is now featured on Zatista.