Thursday 19 October 2017

#241 'Gondolas at Night' 8x8"

This is my first nocturnal painting, there are not many places I've been that would inspire me to go and paint at night! This is one of them, with the dancing light on the water and tonal shapes were great.

My painter buddy (Neil Pitcher) had a great light its one used by a musian in an orchestra pit. A two pronged light one to light your painting the other your palette. I needed one as I couldn't see the oclours very well and when I got home that night I was horrified by a strong green I had put down instead of a wamer colour. I wiped it and painted this bit again. 
But on the whole I'm pleased with this one as it gives a flavour of night. 


  1. You obviously need to purchase such a light like Neil's. Something one would not consider until you have experienced night time painting without one! I love the strong, dramatic colours and shapes. For your first 'night' painting I think it is a winner.

    1. You are right, I need to buy a light before I do another trip...Thanks for your positive comments on my night painting :-) Clare