Art of Betty J. Billups

Sunsets & Dusk
Plein Air Painting

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Autumn Sunset I 10 x 8PLEIN AIR PAINTING -Paintings of Sunsets Sunset +paintings; paintings of sunsets;sky paintings; clouds;commissioned paintings;commissions;commissioned sunset; commissioned paintings;commissions;commissioned landscape - Art of Betty J. BillupsSunsets & Dusk Plein Air PaintingAny original can be Ordered as a Canvas enhanced Giclee print to fit your size requirement for home or office!For More OriginalsClick here
Autumn Sunset I
10 x 8
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This and 21 other images of plein air paintings by Billups are published in a special edition soft cover book,
"200 for 2000", of the Clymer Museum Show.
The book can be purchase for $20 from this website.
There are 9 other images throughout this LANDSCAPE section
(to see which, please see the publication at top of the web site index).
ALSO, all the images can be viewed from my Ebay Store: (or merely click the link at the top of this page)

(NOTE: This painting was highlighted as a full page image, in an article by Susan McGarry, for American Artist Magazine, February 2004, on NOCTURNS. The published image was 80% washed out, my sky in this article being almost entirely white...thus negating the information I presented for my theory on painting nocturnals!
Hopefully, this image will set the information correctly!)

While teaching a workshop in Scottsdale Arizona, we worked into the early evening, my favorite time to be doing plein air paintings. This and the following two paintings were done consecutively....needless to say, I had to think and paint REAL FAST! (Of course, this is not always a guarantee things will be successful. On the good days, The Force is with you!)
In order for the sun to look light, regardless of what my mind was telling me I was looking at, I had to drop the value of the sky down, so the sun would appear lighter. (Remember, I said artists had to "lie" a lot...or just remember, things are not what they seem!)
Continued on the next image...

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