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.