Friday, December 6, 2013

Lake Dora Sunset

Lake Dora provides a great opportunity to watch the sunset in Florida. This view is at the Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora. I was invited to participate in a plein air paintout event in November to paint the town of Mount Dora. I usually paint the sunset in at least two sessions. I paint the sunset and the reflection in the water on the first session. Then I go back to paint the silhouette in another session. This way I can make sure the colors of the sunset are completely dry before painting the foreground. The sky is always magnificent in Florida, and even more so if you can catch the sunset after a cold front passes through.