2015 acrylic on board
30 x 50 cm (12 x 19.5 inches)
This painting is a panoramic version of the same view as seen in my other picture 'Kew Green, Winter Sunset'.
This night time scene, however, takes on a completely different feel. Darkness flattens and obscures perspective whilst the sodium street lamps bathe everything in a harsh artificial glow, removing natural colour. This for me, of course, is what made this scene exciting to paint. I added fluorescent paint to my palette to try to capture the cold orange lighting and kept detail to a minimum.