Extrasolar Sunset & Tall Trees

Posted here are a painting and a drawing of basically the same scene. I made the drawing first, on 18×24″ drawing paper with 2, 4, and 6 B pencils and a kneaded eraser. I didn’t use any blending stumps, and used the eraser to clean up the lightest areas. After seeing the result, I thought it a good idea for a painting. I did the painting in oils on 32×48″ masonite. The painting being somewhat different from the drawing, I made changes while preceding with the painting and coming up with new ideas as the work progressed. The painting and drawing were completed in 2016 and 2015 respectively.