Jan 27, 2015

#8 - Nocturne at Dawn

#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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1 comment:

  1. I really like the lace effect of the trees, as well. Your instinct to develop contrasts makes the sky seems so vast and deep. I like your idea of jumping around with your subjects. It keeps it fresh and gives you time to think. That is how I am working with the different media, allowing myself time to see what I learned from each material.
    I look forward to all of your posts.


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