Sunset or sunrise?
This painting is another one of my plein airs reworked and rescued from the trash. It has transformed from a sketch into a more controlled work. All changes to the plein air painting were done out of my head and developed on their own without a predetermined plan. No photo reference, no observation. Maybe I’m channeling my inner Thomas Kinkade.
Here is the plein air painting from June, 2016 before I fixed/finished it:
I know at this location I was looking southeast and I know I painted the plein air sketch in June in mid-morning and I know from painting there a hundred times year-round that the sun would rise in June much more to the left (well off the edge of the canvas, at least a full canvas width off the left edge), but you don’t know any of that.