orange hills at sunset - nh landscape - oil sketch

Orange Hills at Sunset – 8 Jan 2011

I hadn’t planned to paint on Saturday.

My husband and I spent most of the day running errands.  The new indoor farmers’ market in Concord (NH) was a delight, and we returned home with great food items and some yummy-smelling soaps.

However, as sunset colored the landscape, there was an amazing contrast between the lilac and lavender tones near the horizon, and the contrasting deep red-orange colors of the hills.

Though the sky seemed to retain its blue (also reflected on the snow below) far later than usual, the orange/purple combination was what energized me to quickly sketch the scene.

This is a 9″ x 12″ oil sketch on canvas board.

A later, similar painting: Orange Hills Revisited.