February 20, 2013

Magical Moonlight...

 Sometimes I think all illustration is landscape painting in one form or another. So often an entire story is wrapped up in a particular place. Anyhow, I was pleased with how the painting in this piece turned out.

Blakelock and Ryder were the best painters of moonlight. But I think they both went mad. Eventually Blakelock became so poor he wound up painting portraits of dollar bills in oil paints.

When I was in high school I'd spend hours at the National Gallery in Washington looking at the Ryders and Rembrandts.

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