"Tree Nocturne (Rooftops)" SOLD
oil on panel, 2010
5" x 4" (12.7cm x 10.16cm)
This painting is loosely based on the view from my balcony. So it is painted from memory, the cousin of imagination.
Having seen the view many times I resisted the temptation to run back and forth while painting. I allowed myself to take liberties in the interest of composition etc., and that freed me up to work on the image without the restraints of the actual view.
I shaped the tree mass to lean left, framing it within the power lines and the collective curve of the rooftops climbing the hill. A lower light than many of my other nocturnes so the lights from the windows show brighter and appear as eyes peaking over the rooftops.69
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