MENTAL NOTE #59, DEALING WITH BLACK AND NIGHTTIME CONTENT IN ARTWORK — I LOOK TO THE MASTER PAINTERS FOR ADVICE MOST OF THE TIME

Behind the Lens

MENTAL NOTE #59: As an Art Photographer, it is often that I need to consider the dark tones in my art images, and I must deal with them properly to find a balance between DARK, and DARK WITH DETAILS.

I have been seeking advice from that Great Master Painter, Robert Henri, again, and he never fails to have some FANTASTIC ADVICE on a particular artistic subject.

“It is seldom that the appearance of night can be produced by a very black drawing. The beauty of night is not so much in what you cannot see as in what you can see. It is a fine thing, after the brilliant reds and blues and yellows of daylight, to see the close harmony of evening and night. Night can be painted so that it will be beautiful and true with a palette that does not drop into black but has instead a…

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