Posted on Thu 01 Oct 2015
The fluid nature of watercolour makes it ideal for recording the subtle transitions of tone, colour and soft-edged forms one sees at night.
The moon on a clear night seems to flood the scene with a cold, deep blue-green hue, whilst the orange glow of a bonfire or café window unifies the subject in a wash of yellows, browns and purples. As a tonal painter, I like the way that low-level lighting has a unifying effect on the subject, reducing the colour we can see and simplifying forms to silhouettes.
Demonstration: Evening Shoppers, Bath