Saturday, September 22, 2007
A Clear Midnight - pastel
A Clear Midnight Pastel 8 x10
I painted this about a year ago . Its a studio piece, now in a private collection, based on the landscape where we lived in New Mexico at the time. About four years ago I went to see an exhibition of Remington's nocturnes, painted in the last ten years of his life. It had a profound effect on my work. The show catalog The Color of Night is wonderful and a must read for anyone interested in nocturnes. The title of the painting is from a poem by Walt Whitman.
It says all there is to say about why I love nocturnes. You can read it here.