The Golden Hour
8 1/4" x 6" acrylic
     My painter's eye has always been fascinated by how light transforms surfaces and passes through glass. I have placed Victorian period stained glass windows in front of many of my apartment windows. For years I have watched the subtle changes in the glass colors and room interiors depending on the time of day and if it were sunny or cloudy.
     First I painted The Golden Hour (above). Reflected sunset light made the red glass colors look darker, deeper, richer. The room interior glowed golden.
     Next I painted Early Morning Solitude (below). I observed the red glass was lighter, the shadows cast were stronger, the room interior was a warm cream color.
     Capturing these subtle changes in light is an exciting aspect of painting, a life long passion.

Early Morning Solitude
5 1/4" x 4 1/8" acrylic