Friday, June 18, 2010


"Nocturne-Fireworks"    SOLD
oil on panel, 2009
8" x 10" (20.32cm x 25.4cm)

A quick study, broadly painted. In this case the only light is from the fireworks instead of the moon or a streetlight.

This stretches out the shadows and adds drama to the flickering, dancing light. Its harder edges and angular abstract light patterns give the image an artificiality appropriate to the short-lived subject.
It's only a matter of time before the pitch black closes in.47
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  1. This painting reminds me of the old Film Noir movies, I can feel the emotion and fully expect a detective to come out of the shadows to find his nemesis. Striking!
    My new favorite.

  2. Thank you,
    Like Film Noir, I love the nocturne for it's 'shadowiness'.
    Shadows can go any direction, unlike natural light.