Drizzly evening with an unnatural green glow

While out Friday evening (and yes, Cambridge University students do put on an excellent Henry V and Eddie can resist reciting the St Crispin’s Day speech along with the actor) I noticed an excellent overhang. I returned for a few quick sketches on Saturday afternoon, too many people to stay and came back to paint after dark. Would it have been too narrative if I included the soccer players and the rodents scurrying in the shadows? They were moving too fast anyway. Part of the fun of painting a night painting is seeing what the painting really looks like the next morning. No horrific surprises here, despite standing in shadows under a very yellow light, which made my palette appear to have 3 colors: numerous blacks, a medium tone that is possibly bluish and 4 yellows although I distinctly remembers squeezing out the white. The canvas is 12×24 inches. Also found a gazebo with interesting 360 views – not a night option.


2 Responses to “Drizzly evening with an unnatural green glow”


  1. 1 doggonedmysteries October 3, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Wow, I love this one!
    You’ve sure got talent.
    Peg

  2. 2 Rachel Howard December 11, 2008 at 4:08 am

    I really like that – it’s got an immense stillness of it and I love the contrast of the dark buildings and artificial light on the grass. It’s so Edward Hopper! And that can only ever be a good thing. 🙂


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