When I am in the studio and painting I look to the right and this is what I see.
When I look to my left three days a week, this is who I see. We share studio space.
I have had an interesting idea (interesting to me anyway) running around in the back of my mind for a while. I wasn't sure if it was worth doing. Usually, I kick an idea around in my head for a long time. Sometimes they get lost in there and never come out. I didn't want that to happen with this one, so I decide to try a small study to see if the idea has any merit for a larger composition.
Just before going to bed, I walk around the house and make sure all the doors are locked and all the lights are out. Walking through the kitchen at night gave me this idea.
Nocturnes always get my attention. Most often you see the nighttime painted as landscape or seascape or urban street scene. But I have never seen a kitchen nocturne before.
The challenge for me is trying to capture the quiet of the night. I think it is worth trying again.