Night Scales, Rexburg Idaho, May 23, 2011

Back in 1997, I drove up to Rigby, Idaho to take an oil painting workshop from Ovanes Berberian.

While exploring the night in nearby Rexburg, I spied this old rustic weigh station near the railroad tracks. It reminded me of Edward Hopper's, "The Night Hawks", (absent the night hawks, of course). I was determined to paint it some day, so the following year I came back for another workshop, and spent a late evening capturing the night light of my subject, in paint. I included this painting in my Master's Thesis Exhibition, on Plein-air Urban Nocturne Painting.

Night Scales
26x32 oil/canvas 1998
Collection of the Artist