Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Night

It is always some sort of a challenge to make a night painting. Working en-plein-air is very difficult because one does not have a neutral source of light to check if the colors on the painting are accurate. Using a camera can be helpful, but then it is also not possible to get the colors that one actually saw. For this painting I used a photograph as a starting point. But I had to go back at night to memorize the tones and colors.

River Amstel at Night
oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm

3 Comments:

Blogger Allison said...

this is amazing...i have been looking for a veautiful night painting for inspiration...this is lovely...the greys and browns...just enough lights and shapes.

great painting.
Allison lowe.

January 13, 2010 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

beautiful*

January 13, 2010 at 3:16 PM  
Anonymous M.I said...

nice! :)

January 26, 2010 at 1:22 AM  

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