Falling from an Orange Sky

I’ve spent a few hours working the sky above the mountains to create a bright horizon that fades upward into a darker sky. The top right corner of the painting is going to increase in brightness as I make my way up the height of the canvas, ending up brighter than the left, which I expect to give a strong sensation that the hanged man is suspended from heaven – lowered from a bright light in the sky.

To soften the mountains in the depth of the landscape I used Foundation white over a thin glaze of Iron Oxide Red, with a soft bush to pounce in the white and blend the areas.


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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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