This is the second proposed mural study acrylic on panel 48 inches x 24 inches called Lavender Evening. Again this would be at ¼ -25% of the proposed mural size 16 feet x 8 feet. The idea was to develop a simple composition using easy to recognize shapes arranged in a logical motif and rendered quickly with a large brush. When it comes time to putting this idea in mural form I will do the work in two or three six hour days; I not much good after 6 hours. In order to accomplish this one must have a well thought out plan. The close up lower right lavender flowers rolling off and away to fields below allows the viewer to feel high ground; which is always a comfortable vantage point. The viewer knows the fields below are lavender because of the close up and colors so fast brush work with simple value shifting is all that’s needed. The spiritual symbolic lone tree is casting a long shadow with just a few strong highlights providing believable distance and sense of depth. The reflection of the sun is the most interesting and important shape telling the viewer its water. The position of sun shape just above the mountains would be the lightest light in the painting and the sky overall was painted using very little pigment. The distant mountains seam to melt into the evening sky adding further depth atmosphere and sense of space. I don’t paint animals into my work often but the humming birds presence gives credence to how fleeting life is. One second its there the next it’s gone. In this case as the dreamer of this setting I utilized my creative power and froze a moment in time.