Monday, October 19, 2009

The Mood Makers

Twilight Moon
10 x 10

I just finished teaching the last week of the Magic Hours online class. One of the things I tell students wanting to learn about the Tonalist aesthetic is that mood is an important component of this painting style. And although it might seem difficult to quantify or analyze the elusive concept of mood, it can be translated into the language of painting. Very close values and tightly focused color harmonies are what I call "the mood makers".


jamie said...

Just signed up for your online class starting in Jan. 2010. Can't wait. Twilight Moon is just stunning.

Casey Klahn said...

Beautiful painting. So evocative for me - thanks for posting it, Deborah.

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Jamie- look forward to working with you!

Thanks Casey- so glad you like it!

Rob Hazzard said...

Your work is so stunning and it!