night

Visibility: at night we see things on the edge of vision. Painting is an art that brings things into and out of sight, so night can have a special interest for painters.

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Tree painted without artificial light
 : What would a painting of an oak tree look like made at night with no illumination, on a board darker than the night sky? Because the eye's powers of resolution are so much weaker in low light, I could not see the rough brush marks as I made the painting. I saw an image materialising that looked like the tree in the field, but at sunrise the sharp edges became lies.

The painting has a message about the limits of experience. It only resembles the original vision in a twilit room: a light much lower than the screen brightness of your digital device.

What does a waterfall look like at night?
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artist at work : photo Ken Adlard
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no moonlight
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midsummer night
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moonrise
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oak at night
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moon through stratocumulous
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Summer Solstice, West Bergholt
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Lunar Eclipse with Orion, West Bergholt
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M25 at night from Essex, study

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