Molten Sunset—Harbor View

February 2024

Brian Mahieu

Molten Sunset—Harbor View
February 8, 2024 12:00 am
Oil and Cold Wax Medium
Whidbey Island, WA
Oil with cold wax medium on Arches oil paper mounted on cradled birch panel
11”h X 14”w X 1”d
Private Collection

I am enjoying the challenge of painting a landscape viewed through a screen of trees. The push/pull between near and far is satisfying and fits well with how I work—from dark to light and far to near, then back and forth. On this August evening a molten sunset transfigured our Whidbey Island landscape with luscious tropical hues. This powerful little painting is alive with vibrating color and muscular impasto effects.

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