Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Night Shift

6x6 oil on panel
$100 + $11 s/h - sold

I'm still working on some night scenes from our first walkabout in NYC. Perhaps because it was all so new and grand to me, it had the most impact

There are so many spotlights in the city that any small area just glows. Esp. in the rain. But more than anything painting these scenes is forcing me to practice with values. Subtle values in some cases. Like most of the background of this piece. I've also begun to realize that small works like this need to be rather bold and dramatic. In looking at many other blogger artist's sites, I've begun to see what gets the most attention and it usually comes down to drama. A high contrast in values and simple design work best on a small scale I think.


Liza Hirst said...

Your New York series is fantastic!
Makes me want to go and paint there myself. You did really express "drama" here and it works very well.

Cooper Dragonette said...

Wonderful Robin--Great handling of light and shadow. Very reminiscent of Hopper's, "Nighthawks." One of my favorites.

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