Sunday, June 20, 2010
Coffee Gallery at Night
It's true I painted this once before, and posted it in the earliest days of the blog. However, I like the image - the cool funky stand-alone building partially lit by the streetlight, with more light from the streetlight pooling on the ground, and then fading into darkness. This is the place where I paint on Monday nights and where I see live musical performances as often as I can. So I mainly see and think about the Coffee Gallery at night, although of course it has a life in daylight as well.
This was painted for the Calypso Moon Artist Movement challenge, which was to paint light in darkness. Other subjects I considered were my front porch light, my bedside lamp, the St. Andrew's clock tower, and light and shadows through a fire escape. All these subjects are electric lit, but with yellow and soft light. All warm and welcoming images, except the fire escape which was quite film noir, but better I think as a photograph. I have a friend I think might want this painting.