Night Blooms

haunting night painting, abstract painting in blue, October spooky art,

Night Blooms.

Inky dark in October.

Spooky?  Maybe…


haunting night painting, abstract painting in blue, October spooky art,
Night Blooms, oil painting


But I think the Night Blooms is a rather haunting beauty.




Night Blooms Processes and Origins


My painting friend used to have a gorgeous night blooming cactus at her old house.

She’d have to take photos, of course very late at night.  Jan would show me the photos and I fell in love with these magic flowers.  You can see her paintings at her website   Jan Vincent 



This painting  Night Blooms is a contemporary abstract ‘flashback’  a remembrance,  of my friend’s  Night Blooming cactus from so long ago.




Setting the stage:


Its dark and inky.

An  enso moon is out.

Petals seem to glisten

just a bit with the palest silver

against the inked up,

midnight skies……….




Interpretation of Art

This is my own interpretation.

My own remembrance of the subject.



I’m sure as you look at the painting, you’ll  find other ways to see this!!


That’s the beauty of abstractions….

it opens the doors to our imaginations.




Materials Used 

I used oil paints on a primed, sealed wood board.

Then applied thick black gesso with a palette knife quite exuberantly!!

It was FUN.


Next,  the primary color used was my long time fav Prussian Blue pb27.

It was mixed with white to give some tonal gradations here and there.

A whisp of a focal point, and I’m done.









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32 thoughts on “Night Blooms

    1. my dear miss ((LL)) thank you!! all that lovely delectable Texture….. I was sure you’d like that! lol
      I like your spin on the moonlight on snow…. that sounds very pleasant and lovely 🙂

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    1. thanks! thats why i love……… Prussian blue so much!! it mixes and does so much, its amazing. 🙂 thank you for pausing, and sending me your feedback, I appreciate it! cheers, Debi

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  1. What a Beauty!!.Debi, Wood and Prussian Blue, Oil?!..I hope your piece goes into the Gallery at Atwell!!..( question time..What does it mean.. Primed wood.?..) Everytime I have wanted to ask I was too shy 🙂 ..Just had to comment, on the beauty of NIGHT BLOOMS..I looked up Jan Vincent, your teacher also..Thank you, for sharing with us. As long as I am following..I am learning,.Our connection reminds me of ” the travellers the 1800-early 19th..” AWESOME Art, travels..!!..In the meantime..Letter correspondance is like today’s Email..!!. As always, Joanne w.

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    1. so good of you to comment and to ask questions! 🙂 wood… is porous without being Sealed and gessoed ie primed (readied for the Paint!) once its primed it happily accepts the paint.
      * ps… thank you,
      for Pinning my work on pinterest!
      when people do that, it helps others to actuall FIND my art website here. thank you – I’ve noticed 🙂

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  2. Debi!!.just got your reply comment ! Thank you, so much..on the wood question: I am aware of gesso, and that palette knife..oh, I see.. 🤔..I think. You are kind. Your paintings are so lovely..Glad to share as often as I can. We just see the image, but your descriptions, let the onlooker ‘ see’ the actual reality of the original..!!..Society 6 work is fun too!!..will keep sharing.. Sincerely, Joanne.


  3. A glowing and transparent “Night Blooms”. Most beautifully haunting, mysterious and at the same time very attractive or I should say irresistible not to mention the perfectly matching poem! What can I say for me is like “Blueming Romance”.

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    1. ahh… you are SO clever Miss Eva!! love that BLUEMING romance… 🙂
      thank you for your lovely art summary for Night Blooms! will get onto Reader, and see if you’ve created somethings for us to see too ! hugs, debi-zen

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