One of the most dramatic night scenes in downtown Indianapolis is the view looking west on Market Street. The Indiana State Capitol building is lit up. It is glowing white against the dark sky.
I’ve painted it white. I’ve tried to give the feeling of the spotlights on it by showing lighter blue streaks in the sky. Meanwhile, the buildings on either side are dark, giving a strong contrast. I’ve used linear and atmospheric perspective to give the feeling of looking down a street. The street goes from wide to narrow. The street lights are closer in the front, then smaller as they move to the rear. The same is true of the cars parked on the side of the road.