A very good reference to read alongside this post is in this months Edition of The Artists Magazine it has a full 3- paged article on Urban Nocturnes. In this article I share some demos and tips, methods and everything I do to get myself geared to painting at night. It's The April Edition, the one currently in the shops.
|This is a cut out of the first page of the article in The Artist's Magazine (April)
On both these occasions I did my best to focus on the things that interest me most, working with a bit of speed but also making sure the scenes had that special feel that the night lights in London always have.
Number 3-Royal Court, Sloane Sqaure
|Royal Court Theatre at Night, 10" x 8", Oil on Board
|Royal Court Theatre at Night- The set up
Number 4- Lights and Shadows towards Sloane Square Station at Night
|Lights and Shadows towards Sloane Square Station, 10" x 8", Oil on Board
|Lights and Shadows towards Sloane Square Station, The set up
"I managed to stop myself painting over the thinned paint I used to 'render' this in the dimness. You don't really know what you are doing when painting in the dark or under orange light. The effect is quite grim, which I like."-Peter Browns commentary on his painting 'Night, Cleveland Bridge'"