Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Studio Painting


'Chisago County Dusk' - oil on panel - 18x24 © Marc R. Hanson '09
Will be on view December 10-12, 2009 at the First Annual Christmas Show at Arts in General, Marine on St Croix, MN.

I haven't painted many 'sunset' subjects because they're like painting peak fall color... the real thing is so spectacular that it's hard to tame it with paint and still have it give off that same emotional punch of reality. None the less, it's a colorists', luminists', impressionists'... and all of the other 'ists' palette of pure delight! And has to be attempted once in awhile.

I only wish I knew what this looks like on your screen. I have two computers, both Macs, and it looks different on them both... and they're calibrated.

16 comments:

Vicki Sergent said...

The light and shadow in this are just great--beautiful painting, Marc.

The sky at the horizon and reflected color on the cloud is nice and peachy, the sky is more cerulean than ultramarine, the dark gray in the road is neutral to cool and the lighter gray of the ruts is warm, a tiny bit of alizarin in the cloud in the upper center to upper right. I am on a PC with a calibrated Samsung monitor (although the calibration is sadly out of date). I don't know if that is useful information at all...

RĂ©gis Pettinari said...

Very succesfull ! Poetic and beautiful !

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Looks beautiful and just right on my screen. I know that doesn't help.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thanks Vicki. Well... that's a great play by play. I think from you desription it looks pretty close. The differences I see are usually a cool vs warm difference. Just have to live with that.

Regis... Thank you I appreciate that description. I"m trying to think more about poetry than specific places.

Dale... Thanks.. helps. ;-)

Diana Marshall said...

wonderful painting and evokes in me the same emotional reaction as if I were seeing it in real life, beautifully done.

Claire said...

I can't say how it looks on anyone else's monitor, but on mine it looks luminous and atmospheric.
This is positively gorgeous, and has a perfect balance of warm and cool colors,

Eugene said...

Looks good enough with my non calibrated eyes on my non calibrated monitor.

Celeste Bergin said...

what does it look like on my Monitor...? um.. GOOD. good to the extreme.

Ed Terpening said...

Looks great on an iPhone.

Janelle Goodwin said...

It's coming through beautifully on my Mac! Wonderful sense of atmosphere, Marc!

Dan Michael said...

I looked on both Mac and Dell monitors. Both show good color and good contrast, no major difference. I'm curious, are you modifying the image any for differences in gamma between Mac and IBM monitors?

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Marc!.....Afterglow...my favourite time in the field!And "I" feel that glow in this work!

Most artists...all mechanical devices like computers and cameras rarely capture or fail to capture that intangible emotional factor present "in the moment"for the viewer.

This work accomplishes this task...eloquently!

Good Painting!
Bruce

Pamela Alderman said...

I've never attempted to paint a sunset, because I agree with your comment--the real thing is so spectacular how can an artist ever capture it. But you have done a amazing job. Well done!!

Kami Polzin said...

INCREDIBLE!!! I LOVE this one! Great Job Marc. :)

Caroline said...

Beautiful sky, the lowland lighting is really nice too, it would be interesting to hear about the colours you used. Nice transparent colours in the foreground too.

Marjolein Kruijt said...

Gorgious paintings! I love the way you capture the light and compositions.