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The Constant Marquees

A bonus of living in New York City, when you love to paint nocturnes, is the never ending cycle of Broadway shows with brilliant and completely sketchable marqees. Here are a handful I've done that I haven't posted yet! They are all very different sizes and I took different amounts of time to make them. But the concept of paying attention to the value of the lighting and where my lightest lights and darkest darks are stays the same! The hardest thing about nocturnes in watercolor is thinking ahead to how dark you're going to go and making sure your lights and midtones have enough color so that when that dark paint is added afterwards, they don't become completely pale.




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