Sunday 9 September 2018

#373 'Venice Nocturne' no.1 10x10"

Two paintings in a day and then do a nocturne I was exhausted! But making the most of having artistic company and so it was a loose, lively interpretation.

Before I left the house I mixed my palette of colours, yellows, oranges violets and a black. Because even with a light its difficult to see the colours when in the dark. As its hard to see the colours. Also to make sure I had a good range of tone from very light to very dark. 

The light I used was a orchestra style double pronged head one lit the painting the other the palette. Unfortunately the oil paint sheen was lit and I couldn't see the surface very well. So you couldn't paint tight even if you wanted to!

I want to do more as this is a warm up and good start... :-)

1 comment:

  1. Seems a rather complicated subject to tackle in the dark! A really good effort though perhaps better done when you haven’t been painting during the day and are less tired and emotionally drained.