You know what I'm talking about .... for a fleeting five minutes at best the sun goes down on the landscape and creates a glow from within! We have it on our mountain behind me every night and each and every night, I stand by my window looking for it. I come to depend on it - it means a new day starts soon, another day to cherish and at the end of the day I look forward to dessert - like a cherry on top:) That beautiful glow! This painting in particular is by Rockport, Maine. My classes have been asked to do a high key painting, using color as the contrast instead of relying on value. I don't ask them to do anything I don't make myself do - so here it is. Much brighter than anything I have done before, but still the values are high and close. I think I'll start another tonight. Something has to be part of your experience, part of your tools before it becomes natural for you!