Twilight Zone Nocturne August 4, 2012

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
33x70 oil/canvas

Painting Status: Available for Purchase through James Main Fine Art, Santa Barbara, California. (805)637-8632