Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Harrisburg Nocturne

6"x6" oil/ panel

Worked from the top down as I held this 6 inch panel in my left hand. Painted in the car with dome light on my panel and battery light on palette in passengers seat. This is a messy prospect but an interesting feeling. Almost Voyeuristic. Not quite plein air but viewing the city from a private space and trying to capture it on the street. I'll be doing more of these. Have to figure out how not to destroy the interior of the car!


Janelle Goodwin said...

Very cool the way you captured the shapes instead of things in the near darkness. It's intriguing because you left the reality up to the viewer's imagination.

brian eppley said...

You've nailed it Janelle. That is the important thing! Leave it up to the viewer to come to a conclusion. Next it becomes reality. I've been struggling lately with technology and the Picasso quote " All art is a lie." This has been haunting me. When things are going poorly nothing resonates more than applying paint to canvas. Yes the result is a lie but the act is absolute truth.

r garriott said...

Very dynamic...almost as if you were driving while painting (please tell me you weren't).