Sloane Square – Painting the City at Night

©2017 - Cathy Read -Sloane Square at Night with reference image - watercolour and Acrylic Ink - 56 x 76 cm

Painting the City at night shows a different world.

During the day you see everything but at night things are hidden and the light adds drama. When it’s a wet evening like here, there are reflections in the road as well as those off the windows. I’ve been keen to create more night scenes. When I went to Battersea in October for the Affordable Art Fair, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and got some night scenes of a very wet Sloane Square. There are several photos that worked well but I decided on one partially framed by railings.

Ready to start painting.

©2017 - Cathy Read -Sloane Square at Night Ready to paint-masking fluid, graphite and paper - 56 x 76 cm
©2017 – Cathy Read -Sloane Square at Night Ready to paint-masking fluid, graphite and paper – 56 x 76 cm

Yes, it’s sideways. The board is a bit too big to paint straight on.

This is where the image starts taking shape.

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https://cathyreadart.com/?attachment_id=9514

Why paint the city red, when there’s multicoloured.

©2017 - Cathy Read -Sloane Square at Night with reference image - watercolour and Acrylic Ink - 56 x 76 cm
©2017 – Cathy Read -Sloane Square at Night with reference image – watercolour and Acrylic Ink – 56 x 76 cm

Taking some liberties with the night sky though.

©2017 - Cathy Read -Sloane Square at Night - watercolour and Acrylic Ink - 56 x 76 cm
©2017 – Cathy Read -Sloane Square at Night – watercolour and Acrylic Ink – 56 x 76 cm

Really happy with the finished result! I have my favourite paintings and this is one.

So where should I focus my creative energies next.

What would you like to see me do next?

 

 

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