Newberry, San Onofre Red Violet, pastel

Newberry, San Onofre Red Violet, 2020, pastel, 18x24 inches
Newberry, San Onofre Red Violet, 2020, pastel, 18×24 inches

Mind-bending. Continuing to develop my color theory with this red-violet atmosphere, with magic hour orange-tinted light, and pale blue-violet shadows.

The almost horizontal sunlight coming in from the left hit the first billowy waves, and then the light diminishes in strength going towards the right. You would think the light would be equal, here the sun is acting light a spot light.

I’d think the red-violet atmosphere would be more delicate in feeling, like pastel postcards, but there is a kind of powerful, maybe dangerous feeling … the strongest lit waves are laced with red-scarlet giving them an almost sizzling touch. My emotions approve.

Follow what you think is your delicate nature but don’t be surprised when turns white-hot!

Michael Newberry, Idyllwild, 11/8/2020

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