Volume 8, Issue 44  |  June 2, 2023Subscribe

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Capturing iconic Newport Beach and beyond: Night Moves

Capturing iconic Night moves

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Artwork by Don Krotee

In watercolor, the “value” is about the darkness or the light within each color. Often it is the sense of light in a watercolor that attracts the eye. However, the darks present contrast to the yellow and orange light flooding across the early evening sky. Light always attracts the eye as here, the sun has set behind the darkened shapes of trees and other artistic “members of a supporting cast.” This calls attention to the subject, the brilliant colorful sunset.


Artist Don Krotee is a long-time resident of Newport Beach, a member of the 2000 General Plan Advisory Committee, a Corona del Mar resident Association member and a board member of SPON. He is an architect and has been drawing and painting from an early age. He provides Stu News color prints of his original drawings and paintings from iconic Newport Beach, Calif. and around the world.

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