Yosemite Sky (Orange and Blue)

Here is “Yosemite Sky (Orange and Blue).”

Yosemite Sky (Orange and Blue). 30″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

In this painting, the clouds are filled with sunlight. They float against a deep blue sky, which is streaked with orange in the lower half.

Artist painting: Yosemite Sky (Orange and Blue). 30″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

This painting is based on photos I took during a recent visit to Yosemite National Park.

Detail: Yosemite Sky (Orange and Blue). 30″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

Because of the dramatic vertical land formations in Yosemite National Park, the sky there looks unbelievably enormous and open.

Detail: Yosemite Sky (Orange and Blue). 30″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

You can see the light shine across the entire dome of the sky. It’s a place that I urge you to go see in person if you ever get the chance.

Detail: Yosemite Sky (Orange and Blue). 30″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

With this painting, I purposely experimented with the complementary colors of orange and blue, the result of which is a vibrant, dramatic, energizing image.

Yosemite Sky (Orange and Blue). 30″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

This painting full of movement, the wispy clouds blowing across the sky.

Yosemite Sky (Orange and Blue). 30″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

The angles of the trees against the sky give the perspective of them being impossibly tall from our vantage point down on the ground.

Detail: Yosemite Sky (Orange and Blue). 30″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

The blue-green trees are almost silhouettes, but when you look closer, you can see details in their branches, and unexpected hints of magenta, violet and lime green.

Detail: Yosemite Sky (Orange and Blue). 30″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

The painting continues around the deep edges of the gallery-wrapped canvas.

Yosemite Sky (Orange and Blue). 30″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2021 Cedar Lee

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