|Evening Service 10x12 on colorfix paper $115.|
Another piece from DeSmet; my friend Connie and I stayed in this spot for well over an hour, probably well over 2 hours, watching the amazing cloud formations and full moon. Just as it got a bit darker, the lights in this little country church started to glow out the windows, what a sight! With the full moon behind, and yet still lit from the setting sun, how could I help myself!?
This was done alla prima, "all in one setting". After my 30 in 30 project, it felt very natural to step into my studio, late at night and paint. In fact, it felt really good. This is 10x12 on a dark dusty blue paper, so some of my work was already done for me. I found some things kind of hard--my 'go to' dark cool green wasn't even near close enough dark this time! In this situation, it looked maybe even lighter than a middle value. I found this same thing several times as I worked, nocturnal painting is tricky!