Golden Eve, 24 x 48 diptych (24 x 24 each)
After doing the small study for this, I decided to stick with my original instincts for color and overall treatment. The yellows and oranges convey that warm, end of day glow; and I love the cool, silhouetted shapes and creeping shadows that present themselves just as the light is dimming. That light and those shapes are what I was after in this painting.
"Why the diptych?" someone asked me after I posted the small one. I really do enjoy working in this format and look for opportunities to use it. For me, the fragmented nature of diptychs (or triptychs) builds in a subtle sense of stopping and re-starting; and a continuation to something beyond. The idea that the viewer can wander beyond the boundaries of the canvas and "fill in" some of the blanks gives me a great sense of collaboration. Plus, I just really like squares.