The Magnificence of Texas Sunsets

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Cowboy Sunset painting by Teresa Bernard.

Ah, the magnificence of Texas sunsets! One of the most beautiful places in the world to capture a sunset in oil on canvas is Texas. Being a native Texan, of course, I’m prejudiced!

With its vast open prairies, cacti, ghost towns, old west culture, and billowy clouds, the Lone Star State makes an excellent backdrop for some of the most breathtaking sunsets anywhere in the world. Artists like me, who are fortunate enough to reside here, have a plethora of opportunities to capture the setting sun in all its glory and magnificence in our sunset paintings. Those who don’t live here can delight in making trips to Texas to see the setting sun for themselves and take it back to their studios in the form of photos or sketches for future paintings.

With the varied skylines that each metropolitan has to offer, Texas cities can make for a stunning sunset cityscape. Artists can also witness the sunset on the beach along the Gulf of Mexico, or travel west for a more rugged landscape and catch a sight of the mountain peaks of Big Bend National Park silhouetted against an orange glowing sky.

Texas Sunsets

Artists flock to Texas every year to capture the setting sun in all its splendor as it disappears below the horizon. Here’s why:

    • A lovely sunset allows one to enjoy the better things in life.
    • A beautiful sunset helps to inspire you.

Some Quotes About Sunsets

“Nature paints not; In oils, but frescoes the great dome of heaven; With sunsets, and the lovely forms of clouds; And flying vapors.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Peace… is seeing a sunset, and knowing Who to thank.” – Unknown

“The setting sun, and the music at the close, As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last, Writ in remembrance more than long things past.” – William Shakespeare

“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the Creator.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Additional Reading

Sunset Paintings, Why I Love Them

Paintings Of Sunset By Claude Monet

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Sunset Paintings, Why I Love Them

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Calvary Sunset painting by Teresa Bernard.

Texas is well-known for its spectacular sunsets. Growing up in Texas, I’ve had the opportunity of a lifetime of observing many beautiful skies filled with a wide array of shades of orange, yellows, purples, and blues. Is there any wonder that I would choose to create sunset paintings as part of my art repertoire?

For The Love of Sunset Paintings

Sunsets are certainly a favorite type of painting for me because of the many bright colors. I like how I can incorporate the sky at dusk (or dawn) into so many different settings of landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, and even skyscapes.

And I’m not the only one who appreciates sunset paintings. Here’s why:

    • Sunset paintings are a picturesque representation of the evening sky and sun in all its grandeur and splendor. Just the way God intended.
    • Artists worldwide love to paint the close-of-day because it offers them opportunities to include vibrant shades of yellows, oranges, blues, and purples, along with earth colors of dark browns and rich blacks, which work together to create warmth and charm within their compositions.
    • The rays of light that bounce off and peek through the clouds create excitement and drama like no other. They catch the eye of the viewer, drawing him/her in.
    • Early evening is for romantics, and many artists have captured the romance of a setting sun in some of the most exotic places in the world.
    • Sunset paintings look great in just about any room of your home, office, or place of business.

    Other Sunset Paintings Of Interest

    Cowboy Sunset canvas wall art
    Cowboy Sunset
    (2012)
    24″ w x 18″ h
    Camelthorn Trees of Africa painting
    Camelthorn Trees Of Africa (2011)
    24″ w x 24″ h
    The Garden Tomb at Sunset oil painting
    The Garden Tomb At Sunset (2004)
    12″ w x 9″ h

    Additional Reading

    The Magnificence of Texas Sunsets

    Paintings of Sunsets by Claude Monet

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Paintings of Sunsets by Claude Monet

Paintings of Sunsets
Portrait of Claude Monet, 1875, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Oscar-Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a French Impressionist artist who lived around the turn of the 20th century. He is best known for his water lily paintings and many other oil paintings, including sunsets. Monet loved to paint the same location during the different seasons of the year and at various times of the day to experiment with how light was shown across the sky and other objects within his paintings. His sunset paintings are most noted for their bold use of reds, yellows, oranges, blues, and purples that make up his complex and lively sky scenery. Sceneries of sunsets and sunrises were perfect opportunities to introduce vibrant color balances to tried and tested locations giving them a fresh look.

Some of his most famous sunset paintings include:

Paintings of Sunsets by Claude MonetGrainstacks At Giverny, Sunset
In 1890 and 1891, Monet painted a group of pictures of the stacks of wheat (referred to as grain stacks or haystacks) in the fields near his home. This sunset painting is part of the Haystack series and one of three grain stack paintings. The grain stacks represented the prosperity of the village near where he lived.

monet sunset paintingsThe Church At Varengeville Against The Sunset
The view in this painting is across a gorge to the cliff-top church at Varengeville. This sunset view of Varengeville is from a series of four paintings by Monet. The light from behind the church dissolves its form and catches the foliage in the foreground.

monet sunset valley creusValley of the Creuse, Sunset
Monet spent all of the spring of 1889 in Fresselines, a village along the Creuse river, exploring this world through his artist’s eyes. He painted a series of nine canvases inspired by this landscape between March and May, which he described as “a place of terrific and savage beauty.”

monet impression sunriseImpression Sunrise
This painting depicts the port of Le Havre at sunrise, the two small rowboats in the foreground and the red sun being the focal elements. Impression Sunrise is generally acknowledged as one of Monet’s most influential of his paintings.

Houses of Parlement, SunsetHouses of Parliament, Sunset
This painting is one of the 19 known paintings by Monet in the Houses of Parliament series. This painting represents a pallet of purples, reds, and yellows to create an inspiring skyline. A feature present in many sunset paintings painted by Claude Monet.

Claude Monet Venice TwilightTwilight Venice
This work is the most reproduced of all Monet’s paintings. The reason for this is apparent when one observes the splash of color across the sky and reflects in the water below. It is highly artistic and features the beautiful city of Venice, Italy.

Sunset on The Seine in WinterSunset on The Seine in Winter
This sunset painting is a stylish and charming one because of its colors and contrasts. It includes a nice blend from sea to sky with a red sun which captures your attention. The landscape is featured with neutral green colors and blue tones, making the entire work hold together quite nicely.

Artist Claude Monet is considered one of the most significant oil painters of all time. His paintings are highly favored and sought after by art collectors worldwide. Claude Monet’s sunset paintings can be viewed at art galleries around the world.

For more information about the paintings by this artist, visit The Claud Monet Gallery of Complete Works.

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