"Sunrise Atlantis" - Reno, Nevada
Most of my close friends know that I live in an area that offers absolutely no conveniences, such as shopping malls. The closest mall is in Reno which is a 236 mile drive (one way) Soooooo.....it's at least an overnight trip and we stay at the Peppermill in Reno which offers spectacular views from the tower rooms. Ok, I admit I love the room service and if I have to travel that far to shop, a little pampering doesn't hurt ;)
I love waking up to the Reno sunrises - sun spills into the valley and the tall buildings appear to be growing amidst the trees and the Sierra foothills cast beautiful blue shadows.
Lately I have experienced a difference in the time it takes me to mix my colors, and I am able to focus more on the values, which has been a wonderful realization! The Atlantis hotel seemed to stand alone from the view I had on this particular morning, and the sun created magic - I attempted to capture a wee bit of that in this painting.
8 x 10 on Raymar canvas panel