Last Wednesday evening our thoughts were on spring blossoms, honouring trees, and noticing how they spring from the earth and reach for the sky. The light is still good at 7:00 when students arrive, so we risked mosquitos (it wasn't too bad) and took a little walk in the woods for inspiration. And inspired we were!
On Saturday I took the time also to paint another night scene. I will really have to explore this more fully sometime from my own images. This study (acrylic on water colour paper) used a resource pic from the internet (a Paris street in the rain).
I started off with a simple line drawing, then used a credit card to block in colour, starting from the lightest value. The darks provide the structure and definition.
Below is the quick 15 minute study/demo I created of a park bench. I can smell the rain on the grass!