Late Night

Bongo

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Late Night - oil on 24" x 16" panel
comments welcomed
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Another good one Bongo.
Your subtle shadings and gradations of the darks are great.
It almost looks like you used fluorescent paint for the highlights, esp the yellow.
 
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joe1It

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I also really like this work, it is fantastic and the recreated nocturnal atmosphere is impactful
 

Bongo

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Thank you, much appreciated. Trier- no florescent paint - I finally figured out how to make lights look like they're glowing - good to hear it worked for you.

This turned out to be a really tortuous painting. I ran into a snag right from the start. It sat on my easel for a week and I just didn't know what to do with it. So I decided to take a break from it, by making a frame for a different painting that I like.

But I was using a new method to make frames and that turned into a bunch of problems. Finally got it all sorted out and the frame came out good. But when I went to put in the painting it was the wrong size - I had made a frame using the dimensions of "Late Night" by mistake!

Now I felt I had to finish it so I'd have something to put in the frame. But I was so sick of it, I just slopped paint on it and threw it in the frame. But after a day of looking at it - I knew I couldn't leave it like that. So I repainted one thing, but then had to repaint another spot to make it work, which lead to another spot to fix. Finally painting started to gell, but since I had slopped it together to start it was much harder to re- do. Ended up being completely different than what I started out - but that's a good thing.
 

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Oh WOW! I'm obsessed with this one. All the little city lights (in the mountain) in the background are my favorite. ♥️ ♥️ ♥️ ⚡
 

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That is NIFTY! What are the lights overhead? A couple of planes coming in? A UFO? a misinterpretation? Nah, gotta be a UFO!
 

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Really nice one, Bongo. Excellent treatment of the lights and great rendition of the cars (that's not easy!). And I love the busy energy of it. I do have a little suggestion - the arrows on the road look like they're pointing straight up, wondering if you could work on their perspective a bit.
 

Bongo

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Thanks for the "wow" Arty - makes me blush.

Sno -"painter of night" is also the name of some Japanese Maga- Anime thing.
Really nice one, Bongo. Excellent treatment of the lights and great rendition of the cars (that's not easy!). And I love the busy energy of it. I do have a little suggestion - the arrows on the road look like they're pointing straight up, wondering if you could work on their perspective a bit.
Good catch. As soon as I saw it online - I realized my mistake. It will be fixed

ntl - I accidentally smugged the sky with a bit of gesso - I started to wipe it off but then thought it kinda looked good there, added some interest to the sky. What Bob Ross would call a "happy accident" or another man would call "lazy painter". What is it? Sometimes a smug of paint is just a smug of paint.
 

Bongo

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Thanks Katie - I remember fondly your clothesline paintings from Wet Canvas
 
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