Almost a Nocturne
"Perhaps we delight in the evening because we have had the day.
It is seldom that the appearance of night
can be produced by a very black drawing.
The beauty of night is not so much in what you cannot see
as in what you can see.
It is a fine thing, after the brilliant reds and blues and yellows of daylight,
to see the close harmony of evening and night.
Night can be painted so that it will be beautiful and true
with a palette that does not drop into black
but has instead a surprising richness of tone."
- Robert Henri
|4pm Juneau 8 x 6 inches oil on Arches Huile paper|
And this was the view as I began ...
the lights were already beginning to blink on downtown.
This painting is one where I am very glad to be using a limited palette.
I hope to produce some of that "surprising richness in tone" ... it really is
quite different seeing it in real life.