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Nights in white satin©


Dark but satin...
...and a serene stillness...


Medium: OIL on WOOD
Dimensions: 18"x24" (46x61 cm)
Painted on wooden panel.


"Nights in White Satin" is a 1967 song by
The Moody Blues
first featured on the album
"Days of Future Passed."

To listen to this music
please click on:
Nights in White Satin


HISTORY about oil on wooden panel.
Panel painting is very old; we know it was a very prestigious medium in Greece and Rome, but only very few examples of ancient panel paintings have survived.
The Dutch Jan van Eyck (pronounced: ven ike) *1385 –1441, was the "re-inventor" of painting with oil media on wood panel.
He is considered one of the great painters of the late Middle Ages.

Until canvas became the more popular support medium in the 16th century, wood was the normal form of support for a painting.
Canvas took over from panel in Italy by the first half of the 16th century.
In the Netherlands the change took about a century longer, and panel paintings remained common, especially in Northern Europe, even after the cheaper and more portable canvas had become the main support medium.


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Joanie Holliday 09 Dec 2011

This one is fantastic too Olga. Great colors in the sky and "just touching" the water.. Joanie

margaret mckeehan 09 Aug 2008


gerry logan 29 May 2008

Super title this is such a cool picture it is amazing the colors you use fantastic

Bernhard Mueller 11 May 2008

Absolutely excellent art work. I like your way of presentation as well.

Karie Goffic 29 Apr 2008

love this, awesome color!