I had to get up early and go to work this morning, so I decided to try to capture a sunrise. I need to do lots more plein air. There really is nothing like painting from life. I've been painting a complicated (for me) painting from a photograph lately that has taken multiple painting sessions and still isn't finished.
Here I am to complain about the photograph again. The darker part in the trees isn't this contrasty in the painting. I don't know why my photos often do this. It's my newer camera, this time, too...so not just the same camera doing the same thing over and over. Oh, well--pretend those jarring dark areas in the left tree, especially, are not really that dark!
This is Jupiter Road, Christmas morning 2012, not exactly right at sunrise, obviously, but pretty much as soon as the fog cleared enough to let the sun through. You may remember this painting site from this post.
Enjoy your holidays, everyone!