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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Summer Night at the Muny


"Summer Night at the Muny"
7.5" x 11" (19 x 28 cm)
Watercolor on Strathmore Gemini 140-lb CP paper
© 2009 Steve Penberthy

I used this sketch to work out a technique for painting a night scene that I hope to do a little larger in the coming weeks. The scene is of the Muny Theater in Forest Park in St. Louis. I wanted to capture the glow of the theater entrance and evoke patrons arriving for the show. The flags line the Muny's entrance, and there is one flag for each of the shows that's being featured for the summer season.

6 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

Great job!! You've definitely captured the evening's glow.

Steve Penberthy said...

Thanks Laure! I will probably do a few more of these just for practice; I already see some areas I want to change. But happy with the results for now! :)

Kim Bennett said...

Nice welcoming glow. Well done for capturing the feeling.

HammelmanArt said...

Great capture of the excitement and drama!

Krista Meister said...

I probably already said this on your Flickr, but I absolutely love how you painted the night scene, "the glow", as everyone else said.

momcathy said...

Steve, I finally made time to check out your paintings...this is my favorite, I used to give my youngest daughter two season tickets to the Muny every year for her birthday through her four high school years, we attended every Wenesday night. Now she's twenty-five, been married four years and has given me a beautiful grandaughter...THANKS for the memories! Cathy Dace (Alexander)