It was a cold dark night on Hemingway's balcony at Pensacola Beach when I painted my first nocturnal plein-air scene. Having enjoyed some yummy barbecued shrimp and discussion of our fellow painters up North, we left our window-view and braved the elements. Of course being a Southerner and fearing that my heart would freeze if I got too cold, I had on four layers of toppings and a coat.
With my Indigo toned canvas, I set up to include the exceptionally good view of the moon visible on January 30th, and decided to focus in on the palms lit from below. It is a good thing I know where my colors are located on my palette because it was very dark and hard to see what shade I was painting with. I wondered what it was going to look like the next morning after this wild night out!
"Hemingway's Balcony" - Oil on 12x16 gallery wrap canvas, will be available for purchase when dry.