Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Nocturne....Night Trail

"Night Trail"
 Oil on canvas covered panel

I painted this scene about 5 or 6 years ago on a smaller canvas and decided to do a larger version. I didn't want to do a copy of my other painting becasue there were things I wanted to try out differently on this one. The nice thing about painting is over the years you get better at it so there were changes I made the included these. I really liked the original but when you look back at paintings you see things you wish you could change....so why not do another painting huh !? I'm glad I did this one. I like the larger size and I like my changes. One of these days when I get much better at nocturnes I'll do a really large one. Years ago I saw a nocturne show up in Los Olivos, CA and they had some very large pieces that were just awesome. Many, many years ago, Charles Rollo Peters painted a nocturne of our local mission here in Santa Ynez....maybe I'll give it a try on large scale....we'll see.      


David King said...

I really like this Ron, the cool calm of a summer night amongst nature. I've never done a nocturne, I should give it a try.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi David,
You ought to try one of these...they are lots of fun to paint and David you'd do well at it. Thanks!