Evening casts long shadows across forgotten fields and trees. I love the pinks, purples, and flecks of orange that color the clouds near sunset, and the sky is the showpiece in this scene. The low-angle light provides nice contrast in the trees, each lit up with bits of gold.
Matthew Hannum, landscape artist: My artwork generally focuses on the forgotten corners of nature where we can all easily find ourselves – a winding road through a local forest, or a cloudscape above rolling hills. When adding human elements, I tend to keep them simple and straightforward as a reminder that mankind’s works are only temporary, even in the local environment. Much of my work is heavily influenced by the landscape of the eastern United States, with occasional trips out to the mountains of the west – this ties into my belief of painting what you know since it will come across as more genuine.