Friday, 12 November 2010
I wrote in prior posts about luminosity in my paintings. Luminous techniques achieve a glow from within an object. However, luminosity was also an American style of painting during the 1850s to the 1870s. Artists painted with luminous techniques in landscapes and seascapes. These artists painted during the time of the Hudson River School and their paintings were often considered impressionist although techniques and results are different. Artist, John F. Kensett’s above paintings, Bash- Bish Falls (1857) and Niagara Falls and the Rapids (1851-1852), show this luminosity. In his painting Bash-Bish Falls, we see the luminous color between the background rocks and also on the rock in the back left. The lower sky in his painting, Niagara Falls and the Rapids, is luminous and atmospheric. Luminosity is breathtaking when light is part of the subject. I used light shining on my orange slices in my painting, Orange, Grapes and Plate, to achieve the glow shining from my slices. The orange slices were surrounded by a muted complement see prior posts). A single layer of paint does not create luminosity. Repeated layers of transparent paint are used over dry layers.
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Posted by Arlene Babad, artist at 03:42