33: That Night….Remember
That night….remember…. – Inspired by Ivon Hitchins and PJ Chandler AND – my garden.
It’s difficult to paint ‘night scenes’ obviously because of the lack of light. This painting captures both a sense of restricted light, mystery, intrigue (why is the bird bath important? It could have been a seat or a statue to create a similar effect) and a sense that something has gone on. Did someone disappear stage left behind the bushes suddenly? Paintings usually work because they are ‘memorable’ and apart from the reduced and themed colour palette and the juxtapositioning of different tonal values, the artist has captured a difficult ‘time of day’ painting. This is a good example of tonal Impressionism.