About fifteen years ago, I went with my wife, her parents, and my mother on a trip to Britain to visit the homes of our ancestors. While we were in London, we wanted to see “The Phantom of the Opera.” It was in the fabulous Her Majesty’s Theater. What a gorgeous building! The show was the most fantastic thing I’ve ever seen. I was so overwhelmed by it!! When we walked outside afterwards, I was so moved by everything and I thought the city at night was absolutely beautiful. I loved the colors of the buildings with the spotlights on them.
Ever since then I’ve been thrilled by nighttime scenes. This one is from my home town Indianapolis, Indiana. I’ve created the feeling of the glow by having the light go upward instead of it coming from above, like during the day. I’ve spent a lot of time concentrating on the actual nighttime colors and have used them. They are actually different than what I thought they were. I have included three cars and six people to give some interest to the painting.