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My Painting In Honor Of Earth Day: Dawn Twilight – The Sun, The Moon, The Stars

by Leon Sarantos in New Paintings

Dawn Twilight – The Sun, The Moon, The Stars

This triptych painting is based on my memories of traveling in the High Sierra Mountains, of looking up to see the sky full of stars.  As today is Earth Day, it seems an especially appropriate time to post it.
In this artwork I used a sharp contrast of dark and light, together with the fusion of the shading with the shadows.  This leads the eye to register the high values as an abstract shape on a bed of dark values.  I was very pleased to receive Special Recognition for this painting in The Elements Art Exhibition, 2011 at the Light, Space & Time Online Gallery.

Medium: Oil on canvas, W 108 X H 24 inches.

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