Moody Monday. Capturing the indigo falls at midnight! And, thinking of Edgar A. Poe’s Dreamland once more…..of Eidolon on his Night throne.
Both paintings are in acrylics using Indigo, cobalt violet, buff titanium and white with a dash of silver pigment with the palest tones.
These are both Low Key (dark) paintings.
Meaning the ratio of darker tones is more than the ratio of light tone. Low Key paintings tend to evoke feelings of disquiet, a brooding sombre quality that is, I believe conveyed here.
As Midnight of Eidolon is such a darkly intense painting, closing in on what I might call ‘foreboding’ I needed to create a balance. Following this post, the next post today is very High Key.
The following post, A Rose illustrates the opposite of Low Key.
A Rose is quite clearly High Key, filled with Light Tones and evokes lighter feelings as well.
I’ve illustrated with two extreme examples of Low Key and High Key, so that for the Beginners out there, you can see what is meant when I refer to my images as either High or Low Key in future.