Nocturne Notes – Perspectives from The Artist’s Road


Nocturne Notes

Phil Starke

Views from The Artist’s Highway

Nocturne © Phil Starke
Night Journey     20 x 24″     Oil     © Phil Starke

   In our fascination with how the eye sees, and translates the entire world all-around us to our brains, we have located it specially interesting to review how the eye sees at evening. Look for for the words “Nocturnes” and “Vision” in the search bar to go through a lot of fascinating content articles about the science of observing at evening and the art of portray at night time, or, download our book, Nocturnes – A Primer on Evening Portray.

   We’ve questioned some of our favored artists to display us illustrations of their Nocturne get the job done and to notify us a tiny little bit about their processes. We are beginning with Phil Starke –, a consummate artist and educator. He despatched us the impression over and wrote to us about painting at night time:

   “When I paint outside, I use a couple of clamp lights, one particular on the palette and a single on the canvas. My palette is Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Pthalo Blue and Ultramarine Blue. Moonlight is a interesting bluish-inexperienced or blue-violet and the shadows are warmer, much more of a muted, darkish burnt sienna.

   My paintings outside at evening are smaller straightforward shade research to get an thought of the values and color. The studio paintings are composed from sketches and images with the exact palette.

   Night time paintings are rather substantially price paintings with interesting light-weight and warm shadows.”

   Read far more about Phil Starke in our “Voices of Knowledge” report from 2011.

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