Thursday, April 13, 2017

Moonlight Paintings

Glow, 2017, oil on linen, 56 x 46 cm

Another oil painting in my series of moonlight as the subject matter. This is a completely made up composition, but inspired by what I see at night when I'm driving back and forth between Melbourne and Ballarat. There are no actual hills this high but taking the eye into the sky works well with an exaggerated viewpoint.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Paintings of Moonlight

Continuing with my series of moonlight paintings, this one is a view of the lights of Melbourne coming down the Pentland Hills, about 50 Kilometres outside of Ballarat. It's also a variation on this view, the other similar work is titled City Lights and the Moon, 2016.  Again these works are a combination of memory and invention, because this observational point can only be seen going down the hill in a car. Every time I travel this road at night, I take particular notice of the night lights so that my memory becomes my sketchbook.

Midnight Glow, 2016, oil on linen, 61 x 91.5 cm