Music of the Night


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.

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March 1, 2011

Chuck @ 11:47 pm #

Wow! That is quite the painting.

March 2, 2011

Jennifer @ 5:36 am #

Wow!! This is absolutely beautiful! I know it is harder to paint since the hospital, but wow, your paintings sincethen have been magical. I love the lighting and the bricks.

Christine @ 8:04 am #

This painting is absolutely beautiful!

Nicole @ 9:08 am #

WOW, what a great night scene. I love the detail in the bricks and the windows look amazing. The varying colors are so intense. Beautiful.

Margaret @ 9:42 am #

I can’t quite believe that you’re so much improved that you have produced such an amazing painting. The colors are so vibrant, the building and cars so detailed. The entire painting really captures “Music of the Night”!

Jared @ 10:01 am #

I love it. Night scenes are so wonderful with the brightness of the colors contrasting off of the dark!

Dave @ 2:05 pm #

Beautiful, Tom. You have captured this scene masterfully. I’m so glad that you are painting.

March 4, 2011

Sarah @ 4:41 pm #

I love this painting and the night it was taken. That will always be a wonderful memory for me.

March 9, 2011

Susie @ 6:51 pm #

This is wonderful, Tom! I know painting is really hard for you now, but it sure doesn’t show in your work. I think it’s better than ever!

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