Painting the Night

Painting low light scenes requires a very different palette of colors.  I find I’m using a wide variety of yellows with some red and orange and burnt sienna mixed in – also a lot of mixed blacks.  I’m having fun focusing on the way light really stands out in these paintings.  I’ve also been trying some low light and night photography and finding that it’s a challenge to depict night scenes with good information in the shadows.  A great learning experience!

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Glow in the Snow ~ Oil on Canvas 16×20

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Main Street New Years Eve ~ Oil on canvas 12×16

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Main Street New Years Eve II Oil on Board 12×16

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Main Street New Years Eve III ~ Oil on Board 12×16

 

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Red Sky at Night ~ photograph

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Sunset on the Bay ~ Photograph

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Watching the Waves Roll In ~ Photograph

 

 

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