Saturday, October 2, 2010
chain bridge nocturne
So many artists have done beautiful nocturnes; Whistler, Remington and Inness, just to name a few. Then of course we have the contemporary blogger, Marc Hanson, who just finished his month long Nocturne Marathon. Please check out his amazing blog. You are in for a treat. Marc fills his blog with excellent information and beautiful paintings.
I am rising to the challenge. While I have observed many, painted a few, in oil and in pastel I know that I have alot to learn. Two things that seem to be true; cool light and much less color.
For this one I used a warm underpainting (after viewing the Whistlers) Then my love affair with color kindled..in earnest (below). Read too much color.
My goal is to learn that if color is to be exquisite, it needs to be controlled.