|Equinox, 12" x 16", oil on canvas|
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Painting an Urban Canyon
DOWNTOWN • KANSAS CITY • SUNSET • 12TH AND MAIN
I've had this idea in floating around for over a couple of years to paint the sunset streaming through the streets of downtown Kansas City. I quickly realized that this only happens around the Spring and Fall equinox when the sun sets due west and not too far north or south. I've been there on a couple of occasions and still haven't caught what I'm looking for but at least it was close enough to work from. I did everything I could to make the warm distance the center of interest but the couple in the foreground is giving it some serious competition. I underestimated the power of the human figure.