#173 Warm Lamp

5"x7" oil on masonite SOLD

I really liked this when I was painting it. Then later, I just hated it. Perhaps because it just came out darker than I hoped (d'oh!). Now I'm liking again because of the brushstrokes and I actually did something smart for once: I started with the bright yellow light at the top of the lamp. That way I could key everything in relation to that yellow. If I hadn't, I just know I would have gotten there and not be able to get the relative lightness and high chroma. Maybe the overall dark key was the price I paid. Oh well, it was painted very early in the morning be fore the sun was up.

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