- Paul McMillan
Pennsylvania Night Scene Painting|
- "Moonlit Hay
- 11" x
- Oil on Panel
- No. 247
- In this Pennsylvania
Night Scene Painting, "Moonlit Hay Bales, VI," an original
oil on panel, I wanted to continue exploring an ongoing arrangement
of hay bales on the rolling Pennsylvania Landscape at night.
I Painted this arrangement in an art demonstration as an example
of how to make the luminosity and sense of depth achievable in
the painted image and of course this just exactly where I am
trying to go in my night scenes. I painted this image in an hour
plus a few touch ups in the studio. I enjoy painting for the
public and it is like singing and playing music for an audience,
that is to say that the risk faced in failing in public does
drive something in the edge of the subject, hopefully for the
better and in this case painting so fast liken to painting out
of doors the directness is part of the demeanor of the image.
For me the the benefits are in the experience of loosening up
and just painting without fretting with every little detail.
Yes I know it's a bit conceptional but still the there is some
life in this arrangement I must ring out to see where I can go
and what I can learn on this nocturnal adventure in painted pigments.
The sum of a painting is not always related to the time it takes
to create it but the years of experience do seem to give to the
act of just cutting loose and simply painting and having fun
while doing so,,,,,