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Moonset 1 by sidneyeileen Moonset 1 by sidneyeileen
Oil paint on canvas board, 5"x7"
Two sessions
No reference

This painting was inspired by the sunset I saw the other night. Lately we have been getting these amazing colored peach and lavender sunsets, and on that particular night a crescent moon was setting just as the colors were at their most vibrant. There were also some silhouettes from where I was watching, so I roughly followed the form of them, replacing horizontal rooftop with tree tops.


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animequeen23 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
This is simply stunning
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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jackburton86 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Absolutely gorgeous. Even the WIP is beautiful as a stand-alone abstract piece.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :aww:
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Songwind Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THat's an awesome gradient - how do you manage it?
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I started with blue, pink, and peach in very thin layers, and slowly blended them towards each other, adding small bits of paint as needed to intensify the colors. I didn't use any medium, so I had all the working time I needed to smooth them together. It is one of those techniques you can't do with acrylics because of the dry time and paint texture, and a perfect example of why I love oils. :)
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GarrettBrothers Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=very nice
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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FindMySoul Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Incredible detail even keeping the simplicity. great colors.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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FindMySoul Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
You are welcome! :)
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corrasion Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful colouring, I really like the simplicity of this piece.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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chibiharuka Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009   General Artist
you've blended the colors in the night sky beautifully, so pretty :butterfly:
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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blueboy777 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
wow! love this draw
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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Wampireneko Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Oh, this looks so real. :w: Very beautiful work.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
love the colours :)
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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SvdK92 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great :D
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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SvdK92 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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Loulou13 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen sunsets like this. Amazing job at capturing those colours.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :hug:
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toniart57 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Beautiful :)[link]
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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