Young Bess Hampton Court
Exterior view Hampton Court, Day/Night, translucent. Gibson created a system of painting pivotal to the success and consistency of the MGM’s Scenic Art Studio. The color palette was straightforward and always set it up the same way, foreground colors, middle distance colors, and distance colors for each painting were established for the paintings. Each zone of distance would have a warm and a cool color set at a specific value. Artists would then move back and forth between each value zone's colors to build up the image. This technique was pivotal to MGM's scenic art success, and emblematic Gibson's aesthetic control.
Young Bess follows young Elizabeth I’s life to her accession to England’s throne.