The Golden Hour | Dramatic Sunburst Art

Here is “The Golden Hour.”

The Golden Hour. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2022 Cedar Lee

I have been incorporating sunbursts and camera lens flares into my landscapes for the past few years. I’m interested in how much of our lives in the age of ubiquitous photography and screens is viewed through the eye of a camera.

Artist Cedar Lee painting: The Golden Hour. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2022 Cedar Lee

I have always loved the beauty of the natural world of trees and sky, with the endless possibilities of shapes and textures.

Artist Cedar Lee with art: The Golden Hour. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2022 Cedar Lee

I have always loved finding the limits of color and using color in unconventional ways.

Detail: The Golden Hour. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2022 Cedar Lee

I’ve always loved blurring the lines between realism and abstraction.

Detail: The Golden Hour. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2022 Cedar Lee

And with the sunbursts and lens flares, I love the dramatic contrast of dark and light, and the “wow factor” of feeling a bit dazzled by an image.

Detail: The Golden Hour. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2022 Cedar Lee
Detail: The Golden Hour. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2022 Cedar Lee

This dynamic painting includes all of these loves in one image.

The Golden Hour. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2022 Cedar Lee

The painting continues around the 2.5″-deep edges of this cradled wood panel.

Detail: The Golden Hour. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2022 Cedar Lee

This sunny, bold painting has a big presence.

Detail: The Golden Hour. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2022 Cedar Lee

Feel free to contact me with any questions about purchasing the original, or if you’d like to order a print of this painting.

The Golden Hour. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Wood, © 2022 Cedar Lee

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