Rethymnon, Crete, 15" x 11"
My first attempt at a night time painting. It's the small bus station in the town of Rethymnon in Northern Crete. I came to the conclusion that painting a night time scene it's even more important to pick out the colours even in pitch black areas. It would have been easy to reach for the map black and plaster that all over the place. Instead I used neutral tint for the sky together with Ultramarine Blue. I think next time I would make the sky lighter at the bottom, to give the impression of distant urban lighting.