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Monday, 22 July 2013

Night Sky and Light Sources, My Painting Night Tower



This is my painting Night Tower. I wanted to paint the forms of the Tower and buildings against the dark night sky and several light sources.  This painting was done using a partial abstract method. The Tower should be more muted. I painted it light; the edges were not blended into the night sky. This was intentional on my part. There are several light sources from the windows and signs. I simplified the shapes of the buildings.  There are unseen light sources from the street lamps at the bottom of the painting. This makes both front sides of the buildings light. I added a figure to balance the painting and the geometric shapes. All hues and values were repeated in the painting.  I went back to this street during the night and day. This is Toronto’s CN Tower.  The view is from Queen St. at the north side and down Duncan St.

This is a digital painting using mainly traditional oil painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used virtual brushes and paints on coarse cotton canvas (Corel Painter 12 and Wacom Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet). I worked with mainly impasto and “real oil” brushes.

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