Nighttime at the Cathedral

Night time at the Cathedral
Night time at the Cathedral oil

Nighttime at the Cathedral. This is an oil painting completed while attending the week of painting in Eagle Idaho, just north of Boise. It was a great time for artists and full of adventures in plein air.

Night time painting of cathedral

I have never tried to paint at night so this was an unfamiliar setup and subject. Outside in the dark, downtown Boise all alone in a parking lot across from a cathedral that had lighting that caught my eye.Cathedral of the Rockies10Cathedral of the Rockies10

Progressive stage. I will be painting at night again… it is a challenge. It feels like an opposite approach, rendering the highlights on a dark background. Drawing is usually rendering shadows on a light background.