My thought for the night painting was to paint it from the same spot as I had painted the morning piece a few weeks ago. It would be a fun contrast of the same scene at a different time of day. My daytime painting was a transparent watercolor but for the night scene I decided to use gouache, opaque watercolor. This main Monrovia street has bright, globe type lamp posts which make a nice point of interest for a night scene. The street was very busy with people going to the Friday night street fair and farmer's market. This piece turned out to be a challenge, as nighttime painting is, but I like how it turned out, and it was fun painting with friends as always.
|7" x 5" Gouache|