Wednesday, January 6, 2010


It is always some sort of a challenge to make a night painting. Working en-plein-air is very difficult because one does not have a neutral source of light to check if the colors on the painting are accurate. Using a camera can be helpful, but then it is also not possible to get the colors that one actually saw. For this painting I used a photograph as a starting point. But I had to go back at night to memorize the tones and colors.

River Amstel at Night
oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm