Saturday, November 5, 2016
Sinking Into the Late Afternoon
A 9x12 oil on panel that I started at the top of Sheep Hill a couple days ago, and finished yesterday after a couple more visits. There's a small stone bench at the lower left. One can sit there and look north into Vermont across several miles of hills and mountains. If it's a bright day, the shadows of clouds will slowly move across the mountains. Yesterday, one cloud directly overhead left a distant, seemingly unrelated shadow on the mountains. Its source I quickly realized was the sun sinking into the late afternoon behind me. The low sun was lined up with the cloud to throw a far away shadow.