|"Key Bridge Nocturne, 32,5x32.5 oil on panel|
The air was moist and heavy and the colors from the city lights reflected back up through that atmosphere. There was a shimmer and sense of movement in the sky. I painted this on a panel larger than I usually use and it was a great opportunity to use a variety of tools. There was a lot of brushing, rolling, scraping and dragging. I let accidents lead me along instead of correcting them and they helped create an interesting surface. Sometimes it is best not to stick slavishly to the original plan. If I see something good I go with it. I think that if the painting is exciting for me to paint then perhaps that will translate into the image. I was enjoying this one so much that I was in danger of overworking it. I put it out of sight for a week, took it out and corrected a couple of things and declared it finished!
I hope you enjoy it!