Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Deep of Night

"The Deep of Night"
9" X 12" Oil on panel

Had to stop painting for a few weeks due to needing to do chores around the house. Life creeps in from time to time and you just have to stop painting and get things done. I was also putting together a book for my Army Reunion and another book that I'm waiting on before I speak about that one. The Army Reunion book came out great. The guys are gonna love it.
To get back into the swing of things I decided to do another nocturne....good thing too because because I was rusty. I've been painting lately with Lukas 1862 paints. Their Cad Yellow Light is the closest Cad Yellow Light to match Windsor Newton Cad Yellow Pale. The bonus is it's about 1/3 the price of WN CYP. Actually, the Lukas paints are pretty good and I'm still trying their mixes out....pretty darned good so far. I also entered a Lukas Paints painting contest and won a gift certificate to Jerry's Artarama Artist Supplies....very cool deal!
I decided to go very dark on this one since I really like dark nocturnes. The painting is lightened here to show the's actually darker IRL. I added the trail at the last minute to spice it up a bit. Fun little 9x12.


Mick Carney said...

What would a Ron painting be without a trail? Love the touch of light on the foreground it really boosts the image.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Mick,
These little trails are fun to add into a painting, day or night. They are actually hard to screw up too. Things that become too fun become too much so I've probably got to watch that, hahaha.
Thanks Mick.