Painting "Liquors" - 16 x 12", acrylic on panel.....
I have wanted to try a nocturne for a while. The glow of the neon in the Liquors sign at Crispys in Beverly, MA drew my attention as I drove home after dropping off some art and decided I was up for the challenge!
I sketch the composition out first in pencil, and then in ultramarine blue paint.
Sometimes my first pass is flat local color. Other times, especially when I feel that value is going to play a big part in the final piece, I do more of a value study - which I can then layer the color on top.
Starting first layers of color
A few more layers.....
And then the finished piece:
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