I really cannot get enough of this mans work. This was a rainy fridays nights study. Done whilst exhausted after finally getting my plein air setup to work in the rain. Well, mostly. If I had something to hold a brolly for me, it would save the muscles in my arm!
Anyway, this was done with the dark background in mind. For some reason I have always had a problem with black/dark vignettes, so who better to study from to improve?
(Note to self, I know he used black in his palette, but I dont, and thus this did a good job of depleting my ultramarine/burnt sienna/aliz.crimson!)