Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Canal, Nocturne

8x6" acrylic on canvas board. $22. Available here

Look at that, a painting! I won't say my art block has lifted but I've got a couple little canvases I'm happy with. This is a scene of the canal in Yorkshire I've painted several times before- this is it at night, lit by the moon. I took a wander up late in the evening and it was very peaceful- I did a plein air study, realised it was getting dark, packed up and turned around to see this view. Luckily I took some photos so I could paint it later.

This piece is really about exploring the light and subtle colour of the scene, rather than capturing detail. There are some nice visible brushstrokes in the light areas, especially in the sky.

1 comment:

  1. I love the contrast of the silvery ribbon of the canal set against a darkening, cloudy sky. Beautiful! You do such a amazing job of capturing twilight.

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