Thursday, October 21, 2010

Moonlight Sonata

I woke up very early today and noticed the moon in the clouds and I couldn't resist.  Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" was playing in my head, so I put it on to listen to.  These paintings are hard because the lack of light means, lack of color!  I don't mean on the painting as much as on the palette! I couldn't tell ultramarine blue from burnt umber or what color I was mixing.  A head lamp helped but it will blind you if it shines directly on the canvas.  Still, it is a lot of fun painting these kind of scenes.

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