June 11, 2010

The Magic Hour

10 x 12, oil on canvas

I've been a "sunset junkie" since I was in high school. That "magic hour" when the sun slowly sinks into the west and creates those wonderful orange and peachy pink skin-tones. It is Simply THE Best and there is nothing I relish more. I just don't think we can witness this light without our cares and thoughts fading away and being replaced with the feeling that everything is as it should be in this moment. The trick then is to breathe in that magic, and take it with you wherever you go...and then you can "paint it" into your day when the vacation is over. It really is That Magic. And it is available just about every day in even the most remote locations...
"I don't know what you could say about a day when you have witnessed four beautiful sunsets"...Astronaut John Glenn

3 comments:

Tracey Mardon said...

What a beautiful thought! And a wonderful painting, makes you feel the sun.

Marian Fortunati said...

I agree with Tracey!!

Lovely painting... lovely words.

Paula Cravens said...

I really like how you captured the effect of the late sun. This painting really works for me. I can feel the salt spray!