The Gift of Time

I believe paintings have a mind of their own, and sometimes we just need a little time to bring them to their better selves.

Case in point, here is a sunset painting I did about a year ago. I was inspired by spectacular cloud formations and what the light was doing as it sank down toward the horizon.

 Last Light I - © Beth Cole

Last Light I - © Beth Cole

At the time, I wasn’t entirely satisfied with it, but it was as far as I could take it without working it to death.

Fast forward, one year later, and here is the same painting with fresh eyes and a new softer light and lots more painting time under my belt. I think it’s a step forward. What do you think?

 Last Light II - Oil on Canvas Panel - 16 x 20 - ©Beth Cole

Last Light II - Oil on Canvas Panel - 16 x 20 - ©Beth Cole

Time. Such a beautiful gift. 

Enjoy the day.

--Beth
Soli Deo Gloria