Snow by streetlight - nocturne - oil sketch by eileen morey

Snow by Streetlight

After reading Whistler’s defense of his Nocturne series*, I was inspired to paint exactly what I saw outside my living room, after dark. The sketch isn’t elegant or detailed, but it does convey the impression of the scene that night. My husband commented that it was probably the best that streetlight had ever looked. Okay, …

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Snowy evening - NH landscape at dusk - 8 x 10 oil painting

Colors After Dusk

Around dusk yesterday, our area lost all electric power.  The silence was wonderful — no humming appliances — and no streetlights to influence the colors of the landscape. As the skies darkened, I decided to sit near a window and paint. The difficulty when painting in low-light conditions is that… well, in the darkness, I …

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