Thursday, March 14, 1996

Sunset in Rosslyn

35" x 28"

The afterglow of sunset moves our heart regardless of the season. But the most gorgeous sunset display may be that of summer, when at last the heat burns out and the sun sinks into the horizon. Sharp against the red western sky, the outline of the sun-burnt buildings and the copious summer woods make a unique collage. In this moment is the promise that tomorrow will be another hot day.
a moment’s lull--
heat of the day
gone down in the Potomac
“Sunset in Rosslyn” was painted with a vision of a hot summer day along the Potomac River. Several years have passed since I moved from the area around the city of Washington, and in my memory the place has taken on a quality something like a fairy-tale. When I painted this canvas, I often closed my eyes to capture this quality.

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