Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Day and Night: A Two-For-One Blog Post

 "Day Light"
12 x 9 inches, oil on canvas

"Night Light"
12 x 9 inches, oil on canvas

SEO be damned! I couldn't resist posting these two paintings together. The brilliant snowy light pouring through my (freezing, garage-studio) windows was too amazing not to capitalize on, and the early darkness too absolute not to cheer up with some votive candles.

I've forgotten how thrilling candlelight can be to capture in paint. A warm undertone and thin paint on the cast lights are the keys to capturing the effect.

Look for more candlelit paintings of these humble, beautiful objects from me in the next few days!

These paintings, and practically everything else I've painted this year will be on view and available for purchase at The Gallery at the Watershed, beginning Tuesday December 17th. Please email Amy, my fabulous Gallerista, if you'd like to inquire!


Anonymous said...

sarah, I love this idea of daylight, night-light !!! I think it would be more exciting if you were to accentuate the differences in light though.
perhaps, take some low light photos and use them for reference while painting from life, in your usual way.

the candle holders are lovely in their contrast. The bowls however, look almost the same. perhaps,also, more change in the back ground.
just my thoughts.
let me know what you think. :) ~sandra

Sarah Sedwick Studio said...

Hi Sandra - Thanks for your thoughtful comments! I agree that the contrast could be better, but I'm going to chalk it up to the vagaries of art photography. I do feel that, in person, these two paintings capture the difference in lighting situations. I'll keep your comments in mind for the future! - Sarah