Red Sky Over Pentire

Pentire Sunset, Cornish Sunset

Acrylic and enamel on Gerstaecker cotton canvas with painted sides

50x50cm/20×20″ (2017)

Description

Pentire Sunset

Original Contemporary Cornish Pentire Sunset Landscape Painting

By Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths.

Having seen a photo of a fabulous sunset that Diane had taken we asked if she would paint it for us and we were amazed at how great it looks, the colours are fantastic and we think she has captured it perfectly, we can’t wait to put it on our wall and would definitely ask Diane to paint something for us again

After a relaxing walk along Pentire the sun disappeared behind the clouds and I was a little disappointed that we weren’t going to see the sun set below the horizon. However my disappointment was premature – the clouds lit up with reds, oranges and yellows, I wasn’t the only one getting my camera out to take a photo!

After sharing my photo I had a request to paint this beautiful sky, which at first I was a little apprehensive about – I usually paint with photographs as reference – but it was such a stunning sky I wasn’t sure I would do it justice.

However once I started I found that it was really enjoyable to paint – mixing up the dark and bright colours to build up the contrast, I was really pleased with the final result, particularly how the reds flow across the sky.

Here’s to more Cornish sunsets!


Purchase this artwork as a Whistlefish print

Whistlefish is a greetings cards, art, gifts and stationery company founded by artist Lyn Thompson. They support artists locally and nationally but handpicking a selection of favourites in traditional, contemporary and modern styles.