Monday, October 12, 2009

Nocturne

The nocturne is the last lesson from the Magic Hours class. This simple scene is from the family farm. I've walked this way so many times at night. I felt the need to capture this peaceful place where so many happy memories have been made over the years.

With nocturnes, the hues are mainly cool with a few warm notes thrown in. And the values, especially in the trees, must be kept very close. Hopefully, this will the first of many nocturnes painted at the farm.

20 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

What a lovely piece Janelle! It does feel so peaceful and even romantic!! Great work!!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Beautiful subdued and subtle effects here Janelle. The greens and blues are so seductive.

loriann said...

Beautiful, quiet, calm feeling of night. Your temperature contrasts are subtle yet perfect.

William Weith said...

Janelle-
Really nice work! Great mood you've created here. I really enjoy painting nocturnes, and it seems you've found a great place to paint many more. Keep up the lovely work! -W

rahina q.h. said...

Janelle, i have often wanted to paint the dark and spent time examining the state of colours under street light or moonlight and found myself rather lost.
this is beautifully serene in moonlit cloak:) r.

Art with Liz said...

Stunning work and what an amazing place to live!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

You truly captured something so special here. And I love the title too...it's the name of our female basset and she's a treasure....as is this beautiful painting.

Debrosi said...

love this piece. very soothing but mysterious. :)

Janelle Goodwin said...

Manon, Thanks for stopping by. Thanks!

Sheila, I've been enjoying your latest flower series!

Loriann, I thought painting the nocturnes was the toughest of all. Maybe next time it will become easier:)

William, Thanks. Now I need to check out some of your nocturnes!

Rahina, Oh, I love that term, moonlit cloak. How poetic.

Liz, I wish I lived there, but it's my brother-in-law's land. But we stay over a lot. Thanks.

Kathleen - So cute that you named your sweet bassett Nocturne!

Debrosi - Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Karen said...

It's amazing...I must actually stay up and get myself out at night. You've inspired me (again, of course).

Celeste Bergin said...

oooooooooo

Rob Carey said...

Your work has a very powerful feel- the images are filled with life and emotion. Wonderful.

neetzy said...

Wonderful Janelle! You captured that beautiful nighttime feeling. I want to try a night painting now!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Very beautiful. It is reminiscent of October here in Canada. The colors, the early moon, the wonderful glow. I'm happy to hear that you are inspired to do a show of these lovely pieces.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Karen - Some of your night paintings from last summer were wonderful nocturnes. I often thought of you and Susan out there painting. Thanks!

Celeste - You're too funny!!

Rob - Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Appreciate it!

Neetzy - Maybe next time you're on one of your awesome trips, you can paint at night!

Catherine - I've been to Canada and the scenery is incredibly inspiring. Thanks!

Marian Fortunati said...

I really like this nocturne... Great job.

I came here via FB and read your post about ebay. Looking forward to seeing how it goes..... Also... why ebay over etsy or ???

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Marian, Thanks so much!! I decided on eBay because I believe it reaches the largest audience. But it's always a gamble:)

RUDHI - Chance said...

My school-English is to much poor in words to express my deep sympathy for your Landscapes; and self-taught is topping it even...

Fábio Cembranelli said...

OWWWW...Beautiful! The subtle effects are stunning!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Fabio, Thanks so much. Maybe I can hope to capture the freshness of your watercolors!