Saturday, September 22, 2007

A Clear Midnight - pastel

A Clear Midnight Pastel 8 x10
Private Collection
I painted this about a year ago . Its a studio piece, now in a private collection, based on the landscape where we lived in New Mexico at the time. About four years ago I went to see an exhibition of Remington's nocturnes, painted in the last ten years of his life. It had a profound effect on my work. The show catalog The Color of Night is wonderful and a must read for anyone interested in nocturnes. The title of the painting is from a poem by Walt Whitman.
It says all there is to say about why I love nocturnes. You can read it here.


Joan DaGradi Studio said...

Great painting, Deborah!

I saw the Remington show and was spellbound, too. Each painting was a powerhouse!
Amazing values and composition.
Loved the Whitman poem.

We met several years back in Wyoming.
Glad to see your new work.

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Joan! Where did you see the show? It was so wonderful the way it was displayed in a dark room with just a light over each painting. Fantastic!