Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Painting the Nocturne

Ephemeral Light
© Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas
36" x 48"
Private collection

Nocturne painting is a term used to describe a painting that depicts a scene evocative of night or a very dimly lit scene such as at twilight.
The tonalist painters of the late 19th and early 20 century have been a hugh influence on my painting style. Creating a painting to view in quiet contemplation and meditation is my hope.  
This painting Ephermeral Light has been in the works for several months and now is in it's new home.
One of the challenges of painting "in the dark" is you have a limited view of your palette. Here's an example of how I light my easel with Mighty Brite book lights.
Karen F. Rose Easel

For me, I am not seeking to give a detailed description of the place but rather a warm washed memory of the moment.

If you enjoy seeing my paintings please join my email list, and if you are in the Gainesville, Fl area I have several paintings on exhibit at
The High Springs Art Co-op and the Melrose Bay Art Gallery


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

You have come such a long way, Karen. I am loving what you're doing!
Isn't it wonderful when a viewer can get lost in a painting.

Karen F. Rose said...

Mary Thank you so much for your comment. It means so much to me and I am sorry that I did not see it sooner. Big hug

Jerry Stocks said...

How wonderful to be enjoying what you are painting. I still have not found that yet. I am envious.