Summer sunset

Watercolour painting of pink and yellow clouds at sunset over blue mountains and lake, with people walking on a path toward a cabin. ©2022 Marie Warner Preston / Outspoken Images
Summer Sunset (watercolour & ink) ©2022 Marie Preston

Original watercolour and ink illustration
240 gsm Aqua watercolour paper

Illustration size: A6 | 11 x 15,5 cm | 4.375 x 6.125 inch | Quarter page
Paper size: A5 | 15 x 21 cm | 5.875 x 8.25 inch | Half page

My husband and I trekked through Rondane National Park in early July 2022. We turned off our phones and enjoyed the beauty around us, even if that was the stone walls inside a tiny cabin on a very rainy day! I was glad for the Norwegian crime novel someone left behind, missing the first 28 pages, that helped pass time in the cabin.

I created a few pencil sketches while sitting near our tent one evening. I combined the idea with vibrant colours from recent summer sunsets and whimsical illustrations of us and the stone cabin. The watercolour painting features Isabelline (light yellow) & Azul Marino (dark blue) for Colour Collective’s dual-colour prompt on Twitter.

Pen sketch ©2022 Marie Preston
An inspiring window view

Purchase the original from Hagen Café at Slettene Hage in Herefoss, Norway.
Contact Marie to purchase this artwork as a print or other media.