Sun in Repose: Acrylic on Canvas

I have always been in awe of the sun. (Not unlike most other creatures on this earth of course.) One of my favourite comics features a short story about a personified celestial being (the sun) falling in love with a woman from the planet he orbited. You can read more about it here.  

I created this acrylic on canvas piece in two parts (diptych). I wanted it to be a three part (triptych), but alas, when creativity strikes you must not wait too long to capture it.

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In order to have a 3rd canvas ready at the time of production I would have needed to wait another day to have the frame dry enough to stretch the canvas and prep it with gesso. I was able to spend more time blending the colours with two pieces instead of three. I used a pearlescent powder with to give a shimmering effect for the cloud area around the bright orange sun. The idea here is that the sun is peeking over a deep blue ocean to move across the sky from East to West.

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Thanks for stopping by,

 

-S

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