Friday, July 27, 2018

Nocturne Series - studying the celestial sky.

Nocturnes or Nightscapes have always fascinated me. There was a time when I used to think I could probably study Astronomy or celestial mechanics, as a girl. But then soon I found Literature and arts interested me more in terms of studies. But even now I simply love gazing at the sky - day and night; particularly night I guess. The sky, vast and expansive, with so many happenings occurring probably all the while and yet looks so serene and tranquil. Though the skies I have painted are not what I see in my region, I do love watching skies where such wonders happen... now that it’s available at our fingertips and within the comfort of our own room! I am like Jodie Foster in "Contact" in total awe when I look up (though that's a different storyline about extraterrestrial life)! So it's no surprise that at some point in time I would end up painting them or at intervals, if I may say. As a personal project that I started at the wake of this year, it was perhaps Whistler’s “Nocturne” that nudged me to make some of my own. 

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This is the first of my Nocturne series and this is definitely inspired by Whistler while the rest are my own interpretations of some photographs mixed with creative liberty! 

 "Shooting up"

 “When the skies turned deep-blue
The Moon bloomed,
The earth shone,
The spell fell
And the magic happened!”

 Grey sky in showers

 It was when the Super blood moon happened early this year.

It was from the picture above I cropped the Moon and used it in my SuperBloodMoon (click to read) post if you remember. I edited it in Photoshop. These were the stages of my painting the Moon.

And finally the last of the series for now...I am still adding to the collection.


Which one is your favourite?? Would love to know.

Linking it to the Awesome PPF and the Incredible ladies there!!!

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Tarang Sinha said...

How lovely! Is this acrylic? All are good. 5th and the last one is my favourite! :)

Sandy said...

The very last one would have to be my favourite. They are all really lovely.
Happy PPF
Vicki-Ann :)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I have to agree the last one has to be my favourite. Stunning creations.
Happy PPF Tracey

JFM said...

These are all really beautiful but my two favorites are the second one and the last one...Happy PPF 🎨

Linda Kunsman said...

I am loving this whole beautiful series you are creating Deepa. Can't pick a favorite. Happy PPF!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

These are all fascinating nightscapes, but my favorite is the last one, with the trees in the foreground. I've taken photographs of night scenes, but never have ventured into painting one. Thanks for the PPF inspiration and blessings!

DVArtist said...

OOOHHH these are fabulous. I love dark art. My favorites are the second and last ones. Just beautiful. said...

Wow... beautiful! Like real pictures! Happy PPF!

sirkkis said...

Wonderful serie! My favs are the two first and the last.
Happy PPF 🌞🌙

Nadya said...

Love these night skies! This spring my 13 year old granddaughter went to see "Silent Stars" at our local college, so fascinating, and a beautiful blend of literature and astronomy!
I'm in process with Stella Polaris, an online adventure with my friend and fellow teacher Grace Steenberg, who lives in Denmark, under the light of our beautiful north star.
Happy PPF!

Nadya said...

Shooting Up and Grey Sky in Showers are two of my favorites, Deepa!
Here's a link to a documentary about Henrietta Leavitt, the heroine of "Silent Stars" it was fascinating to learn about these women who contributed so much to our understanding of our place in the universe!

Christine said...

Lovely work, I like the topic.

Gillena Cox said...

Your nocturnal slkies are fabulous
Have a nice weekend. This PPF I did a sky and moon but put a lot of fun into it

much love....

Jean said...

These are all lovely!

Beth Niquette said...

Oh my goodness gracious! These are stunning--they fill my eyes to the brim. That is the greatest compliment I can give, my talented friend! Wowzerz!

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Unknown said...

The very last one would have to be my favourite.

Anita Sabat said...

Wonderful works of art.
Great creativity!

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