This painting continues a theme in my work of urban night-time scenes. It gives me chance to play with lots of colour. I had a great fun applying colour straight out of the tube in the building up of the small area in the bottom left corner.
When I sat back from these paintings at home they reminded me of the qualities I love in Dutch master portraiture. I’m fascinated by the ways in which things emerge from and sink back into the darkest. The all enveloping darkness pervades in these paintings. The darkness of the universe surrounding, pressing down, always there ready to flood back in as soon as the lights go off. I’ve got no problem with that.
All the Lights. Green