Shoot it, Sketch it: Sunlight is green

Sunlight is green – acrylic on watercolour paper, 205 x 295 mm, 2013.
Sunlight is green – acrylic on watercolour paper, 205 x 295 mm, 2013.

Here, as promised, is my painting of the sunset in Hagley Park (taken from the same photo I sketched last week). If you’re wondering about the title, it was inspired by something I read in The Acrylic Artist’s Guide to Exceptional Colour by Lexi Sundell. Apparently there is research to suggest that sunlight is not yellow but pale green. Think about that for a minute. Green is a cool colour but sunlight is warm. Other research suggests it may be pale blue. Whatever it is, it seems sunlight is not a warm colour. I don’t know about you but that thought really messes with my head.

Sunlight is green – acrylic on watercolour paper, detail.
Sunlight is green – acrylic on watercolour paper, detail.

17 thoughts on “Shoot it, Sketch it: Sunlight is green

  1. Both of these are absolutely gorgeous! My favorite has to be the second one though. I love all the colors that you used on the trees and the paths. Love them both 🙂

  2. Cool or warm both paintings are “cool” and give a warm feeling! Nicely done and each painting has favorite things in it, most of all they bring memories and thoughts. Nicely done.

  3. They are beautiful. I prefer the first. The perspective effect is very accomplished. You care so the whole picture as the detail (the leaves of the trees).
    A greeting

    1. Thank you! Are you comparing the acrylic with the watercolour from last week or seeing the acrylic detail as a different painting? The bottom image in this post is an enlarged section of the top one. Either way, I’m really glad you like it/them : )

      1. You’re right, they are the same painting. I’m sorry if I did not express well in your language. Anyway I love the perfect color combination. I like your painting more than photography.
        A greeting from Spain

      2. You express yourself very well. I’m glad you like the colours — colour is very important to me. Muchas gracias from New Zealand!

  4. I really love this one! I admit to having a tree bias. 🙂 The richness of the colors and the sense of depth is attractive. It makes me think of some of Van Goh’s paintings.


    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.

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