Friday, October 24, 2014

Sunset at the Super 8

Jeanette and I painted the sunset from the parking lot of the Super 8.

Sunset at the Super 8, by James Gurney, gouache, 5x8 inches
A raucous flock of great-tailed grackles crossed the sky beyond the net of power lines. The day ended in a blaze of golden light.

Jeanette Gurney - Texas Avenue - 8x5 inches, watercolor
Jeanette faced across Texas Avenue, where construction cranes had been working all day building new apartments for the Texas A&M students. A few people driving by us on their way to and from the Sonic Drive-in stopped and rolled down their windows to say howdy.


Rob Kulas said...

These are great.
So nice to see Jeanette's sketch !

Rich said...

Gorgeous golden sunset!

That prominent warm-colored red "Super 8" goes along very well with Jeanette's overall cool colored red STOP-sign/design

Molly/Cece said...

Yes, love these. Totally am tempted to begin a life as an international art thief. I had the chance to attend your public lecture for VIZ dept at A&M. I thank you so much for the peek at your world building story. Inspiring and challenging at the same time.

Max West said...

Nice use of blue and orange there - I think Claude Monet used those a lot when painting his sunrises and sunsets. Either way, the fact that the two are complementary colors makes everything work.

Unknown said...

Superb art. Lovely paintings to see. Hope you come up with more beautiful sketches in future.

Mitch said...

The paintings are very nice, but "a raucous flock of...grackles"! The word-smithery is a beautiful thing to behold.

Connie Nobbe said...

What a joy it must be to have a spouse who shares your passion for traveling and painting plein air! Looks like a great date!