|#8 - Nocturne at Dawn, 6x6", MDF Gesso Board|
This is an experiment in working with contrasts between sky and trees. It's a challenge not to get cliched about this, so I concentrated on awareness of surface, brushstrokes and pattern. The lace formed by the trees and sky holes is an interesting subject. My jumping off point was a photograph of a sky in these general colors. I made the rest up, looking for excuses to use high contrasts and broken detail.
This is another in what may eventually turn out to be a series of nocturnes.
But for now, I'm going to work next on some faces, exploring color and emotion. I'm still jumping around a lot, trying to find my pace with these works!
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