Monday, November 28, 2011

A Frame Around It

Sometimes as I'm working on a painting I'll temporarily put it in a frame.  This helps me to visualize it without all the clutter and distractions around the studio.  Since a painting often looks better in a frame it also gives me hope and encourages me to keep working until it's finished!  I've still got some work to do on this one (does anybody really know what time it is?) but I'm enjoying painting all the city lights and reflections.


  1. I really like this painting, and agree that framing it made a big difference in removing the studio background. Interesting question regarding the time. If you painted from a photograph, you know the exact time from the histogram. Judging from the lightweight clothing of the subjects, it is probably summertime when the sun sets late. The sky is still blue, so it appears to be just before sunset, so I am going to guess 8:17.

  2. Great guess Sharon - and very close! I took some artistic license and darkened the sky and that makes it seems later than it is. You'll see the exact time when I show the finished painting soon. And thank you for all of your comments and encouragement. I really appreciate it!

  3. . . . you are most welcome. I do admire your work and enjoy your blog. I look forward to the completion of this painting, and to finding out how close my guess was.