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Sunset paintings

Fire in the Sky - acrylic on canvas by Anne West

Fire in the Sky - acrylic on canvas by Anne West

Golden Evening at Hendry's Beach - acrylic on canvas by Anne West

Golden Evening at Hendry's Beach - acrylic on canvas by Anne West

I got my new website up and running. It is still a work in progress as websites often are. Before I started painting horses I was doing a lot of landscapes, but I really loved doing sunsets. Here are a couple examples of my work. ‘Fire in the Sky’ is quite large, I think it was 24″ x 36″. My dear friends, Tom and Marq in Santa Barbara, purchased this painting and it looks awesome in their house. I like to paint on deep gallery wrap canvas, which means that the canvas wraps around the side of the painting and that the sides are about 1 1/2″ deep, so I paint the sides of the canvas too. This makes a really nice, modern look and then you don’t need to frame the art.

‘Golden Evening at Hendry’s Beach’ is 18″ x 24″ (SOLD). Hendry’s Beach is one of the favorite ‘locals’ beaches in Santa Barbara. It is a great place to watch a sunset. The funny thing about Santa Barbara is that the coast runs east and west and NOT north and south like you would think on the west coast of California. So, as you can see, the sun is setting behind the point of land, which can get very confusing for visitors to Santa Barbara. This was the middle of the summer so the sun is setting in its fartherest north location. This evening was like a light show with an ever-changing sunset that gave me loads of great material to work with. If you ever get to visit Santa Barbara, be sure to plan a low tide walk on Hendry’s beach. You can walk for miles in either direction and there are some amazing tide pools at low tide all along that section of the coast.

If you would like a sunset painting, please contact me at anne at westhorseart dot com