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    Added 2018-08-26 02:00:15
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    Description

    This is my third attempt at a nocturne painting. This is a lot of BLUE, but I may , next time , tone down to warmer or more greyed hues. it is a transition that I have to take , until I believe or trick myself into believing I have covered at least SOME ways of painting DUSK or darkness. There are many who have done or are doing this better than I ... but I feel compelled to give it my best shot.

    What better area to paint than one of my favorite spots ... the MARSH.

    Since I am known for my historical genre  ... I stay true.

    Specific details

    Name of Artist: JOHN BUXTON
    Width (inches): 36
    Height (inches): 18
    Media Oil
    Country United States
    Painting Genre: Representational: Landscape / Nature

    Rating

    Use of Color
    5.00
    Use of Values
    5.00
    Composition
    5.00
    Mood
    5.00
    Originality
    5.00

    Users' reviews

    Great Night Scene

    I love this night scene depicting Native Indians gliding in stealth across this slow moving waterway in their bark canoe. The angles of the bank and water reeds create a wonderful sense of depth. The composition is excellent, leading to a sense of a story by the placement of elements; the colors -- vibrate with interest from the range of deep blues to the red tinges of color on the canoe.

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    Well, one must read the description with this painting. The artist projects such an enthusiastic spirit and I am immediately caught up! This painting surely conveys the fantastical, a place inspired by dreams of other realms -- yet within this world, shrouded in the lore of history and days gone by.

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