5x7 inch California impressionist
plein air oil painting by Tom Brown
Painting nocturnes is a refreshing variation of plein air painting. The only addition to my usual plein air equipment is a small headlamp that attaches to my cap.
The headlamp illuminates my palette and painting as I work. Once my eyes adjust to the darkness, an amazing variety of subtle color becomes evident.
I have been painting nocturnes at a variety of locations recently, and I will post some others on my blog in the days to come.
This painting was done at the edge of a farm near my home, with a full moon rising over the landscape. A golden halo surrounded the moon, and a warm light reflected into the lower sky from stores, houses and traffic along a distant road. It was a peaceful and delightful experience.
If you are an artist who has never tried your hand at plein air nocturnes, I encourage you to give it a try. I have created a FREE ONLINE ART LESSON packed with tips on how to get started. Email me for your free copy.
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