This was one of the largest plein air nocturnes I've ever painted on location. Painted down on Hill street in Ventura near the Train Bridge that crosses the 101 Freeway. I was amazed by the bizarrness of the neighborhood; the comings and goings of people in transit, like homeless, hookers, gang bangers, and tourists.
The painting took eight hours on location (Four Hours x two different sittings) Artist Paul Cumes, joined me on one of these sittings. On the last painting secession a train slowly passed by. As Paul and I stood on the opposite side of the tracks, the train picked up speed. Helpless, I stood there and watched as the draft blew painting, easel, and palette over. Fortunately no holes were punctured in the canvas, however, it did break my glass palette. Lesson learned: never abandon the easel.
Twilight Zone Nocturne
Painting Status: Available for Purchase through James Main Fine Art, Santa Barbara, California. (805)637-8632