Sunrises in NH can display the most amazing colors. The peaches and sherbet-pink colors from the rising sun… they’re often astonishing.
This is an 8″ x 10″ oil painting of the sunrise on February 3rd.
For just a few minutes, the clouds seemed to come alive with color, like a daytime aurora borealis. When I saw that starting to happen last Thursday morning — the day after a massive snowstorm — I headed straight to my canvas to capture it.
Blues are my favorite colors. However, the play of color — such as the pinks and peaches of clouds against the blue sky — there’s a moment of magic when that happens, and that’s what inspired this plein air painting from our front porch.
3 Feb 2011
8″ x 10″ Oil painting on archival canvas board