Nighttime Birds

20"W x 16"H x 0.8"D

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Nathan Holly


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: evening, twilight, bat, night, moon, purple, black, back-lighting, abstract, surreal

Media: canvas, oil

Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.75"D

A nocturnal creature traverses the tree tops beneath a full moon in search of its prey. The title is also an homage to one of my favorite and most influential bands, not only to my previous foray into music but also to my art, The Gathering. This painting is not framed but the sides of the canvas are painted so a frame is not required (I personally prefer them that way). It can simply be hung on the wall as is with a small trim nail. It is coated with a gloss finish varnish. This painting was completed on February 4, 2014.

I create abstract/surreal oil paintings using techniques that draw largely on the wet on wet technique made popular by Bob Ross. This influence can be seen especially in the backgrounds. The abstract concepts are placed and created in a more realistic environment. The focal object(s) are created with textures such as rocky surfaces or smooth organic shapes with an attention to lighting and shading that can sometimes be absent from abstract paintings. I also tend to work in definitive color schemes such as reds, blues, browns, etc.

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