The warm light at the end of the day is stunning, but so fleeting it can be hard to catch. This painting was done in the studio from a photo, but using color lessons I’ve learned working on location. Even though I’m using the photo for a lot of the basic color information, I’m also punching the color temperature up a bit, and painting in subtle differences that are hard to capture with a camera. This richness of color is how I try to capture a sense of light in the landscape. Even when working in the studio, I want my paintings to be about a sense of light. This is a view looking down into New Harbor just before sunset.