Day 21 of 30/30
8"x6" oil on canvas panel
This painting is unusual for a number of reasons, mainly because it is the first time I have ever painted a nocturne. Most times, nocturnes are painted plein air. In this instance I was at my grandson's soccer game and looked across the field and saw this view. I thought it might make an unusual or interesting painting. It also reinforces for me the need to always have my iPhone with me (which I always do) because you just never know when a scene will intrigue you. The soccer field was well lit for a night game but I had to really watch my values and not paint too many lighter values as though it was a daytime soccer game being played out in the sunshine. It was interesting to paint and did not cause me as much difficulty as I thought it might.