VENUS AT DUSK
56″ x 43″
SUNSET ON A DEADLY CLOUDED PLANET
On an imagined exoplanet in a faraway solar system is another Venus, where the surface is covered by noxious gases. Mountains protrude and colors are distorted by its unique atmosphere.
In this painting, the colors can become the artist’s whimsy, since we have no idea how light is reflected on the planet’s strange surface. The end result is an awkward harmony of dissonant hues.
The free shape format moves away from the traditional composition of a central focus and makes the edges more prominent. The sun at the top overwhelms and the mountain extensions on the other three edges become more important.