This painting is from my archives. It is from when I first started painting. Back then I took a 3 day workshop with the inimitable Robert Gamblin at the coast. On the first day, after a full day of painting, Gamblin proposed what seemed a crazy idea. He wanted all of us to paint more (in an "extracurricular" way) .....at night! We were staying at a campground and I dutifully did as I was told, painting this at a picnic table in pitch black darkness. I'll always remember how surprised I was looking at it the next day. It seemed very true to the scene. Funny to think that maybe half the success of this was in not being able to see it!
Painting: Celeste Bergin, In the Moonlight, oil on 5x7 canvas panel