I’ve always been amazed by the glow of buildings lit up at night. I remember seeing the monuments in Washington, D.C. and wondering if they actually had light emanating from them. Since then I’ve been obsessed by nighttime colors and reflections. This is the Indiana State Capitol building. I wondered for a long time how I would portray it’s light. Then I finally used my old technique of finding shapes and values of color. I quit thinking about how the building seemed to glow by itself, and matched the actual colors I saw. As I did, the individual shapes and colors all fit together and the glow suddenly appeared.