• Welcome back

    We are glad to announce that the site is now back online, having been out of action for as a precaution due to unsuccessful attempts to compromise site security.
    The site administrator, Barbara LeBlanc, is also back online having been out of action for a while.

  • Registering new artists

    If you would like to display your art on Local Artist, please use the new member form to register interest to display your art on the site. It is, of course, free of charge, but for technical security reasons, we are unable to allow users to self-register.
  • 1
  • 2


Who would have thought some of Turner's seascapes were drowned in sunlight?

The darkness and gloom surrounding the boat at sea give the impression of a moonlit scene.

Still, they are an excellent example of how lighting is all important in moonlit views.  Subtle shadows or stark contrast, full moon or poor lighting from a quarter moon or clouded skies, it is important to show direction of light consistently.  

Beautiful effects are possible with dramatic or muted colour with light touching the tips of waves or rooves of buildings. Why not try taking a photograph and changing the view to a moonlit one? It is an interesting challenge. You will be surprised how closely you will need to study Turner's painting to obtain the effect.

Try it today.

  • weave
  • Vincent
  • All At Sea
  • Neist point lighthouse