Monochromatic color schemes has been something I have always wanted to try. This was a test painting I did exploring the options available by using variations of the same color. Painted from pure imagination.

In painting this, I prevented myself from using any white. The effect of the bright light is an optical illusion of the canvas showing through the think layers of paint. The stream slowly moved on into the distance. Many European artists long ago used to paint landscapes that were monochromatic. The colors used for this painting were burnt umber, and a touch of yellow ochre.

When looking at this painting, just stare at it. Does this evoke any feelings or moods to you?

I am planing to explore this all again soon.

Golden Sun.2018
The Golden Sun; 9 x 11 in, Oil on Canvas


The Golden Sun; 9 x 11 in; Oil on Canvas (Unframed)

ABOUT: ‘The Golden Sun’ was a study in monochromic color schemes. Painted from pure imagination, using a variation of only 1 color in studying the values within landscapes. Painting using techniques of old style painters in the mid 18th century. DIMENSIONS: 9 in. x 11 in. (standard size for easy framing) MATERIALS: Painted in professional oil on a cotton canvas, stretched on a wooden stretcher frame, canvas has been gessoed with three coats to maintain cotton integrity, paint was mixed with my own personal concentration of oil mediums to give paint strength and adds to protection for years to come (give a nice soft varnish look when dry). Painting comes unframed, but size is standard so will be affordable. (C) Burge Mountain Artworks, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


My name is Tim Ellmers and I love to paint in a wide variety of mediums. All the artwork you will see on my site is done by me. I post items I am currently working on regularly when the time allows. Please join me on my personal journey for artistic growth. Free free to send me an email inquiring about my work or to ask questions. Cheers, and thank you for visiting!

2 comments on “The Golden Sun

  1. Rebekah Watkins

    I LOVE this one!! Beautiful.


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