Night Birds

Detail of a very colorful painting by MJ Seal that looks like very strange birds and nude figures emerging from a dark bluish purple forest or cloud

An unwholesome nocturne-

“Night Birds”- Original painting by MJ Seal. Acrylic on canvas, 12” x 16”. C. 2020

The starting point-

Just turn this one click counter clockwise

The halfway point-

This developed a very Boschian atmosphere

After the white and umber under painting dried I carefully applied the luminous glazes of color- the results where rather otherworldly

The colors literally glow like jewels. I applied them in thin glazes over the bright under painting so the light passes through them as it’s reflected off the surface- similar to how medieval masters like Jan Van Eyck created their masterpieces.
A strange flock
This piece definitely has some undertones
Roots seemed to grown from this humanoid form


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