Oil on canvas 18" X 24"
The Rafael is a restored art deco theatre in downtown San Rafael, CA
Photo reference was shot from my car driving down the street when the light was perfect.

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Comment by Caryl Park on March 11, 2013 at 9:41

Oh wow... this painting is incredible. How on earth did you manage to get all those lights looking so real. This is my new favourite.

Comment by Andreas Fournaris on January 8, 2013 at 19:05

Very difficult theme for me ...

Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on May 8, 2012 at 23:40

This is my drive home every day in the winter.  Thanks Susie.  Stu

Comment by susie gregory on May 8, 2012 at 23:37


Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on May 8, 2012 at 17:09

Thanks Rita.  Stu

Comment by Riya on May 8, 2012 at 8:29

Beautiful, I love this almost photografic work, and all the details, great. I love the little pink in de sky.

Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on October 28, 2011 at 14:36
Thanks Debby.  Stu
Comment by Debby Badder on October 28, 2011 at 13:30
These night lights are really great...especially that green glow.  I noticed it in your flatiron building painting too.  Very nice work! :)
Comment by Barbara Sawyer on October 20, 2011 at 11:46
Oh Stu   Your just to darn good  you have  more "Brush Miles"   than we do  I have never taken the time for classes other that Dan Edmondsons this spring That really got me  inspired ,  and Richards  now.      But will do this me  well  if  I can   keep up . Right now  i'm thinking packing the M H for   the winter  months in  S. Calif. and be sure not to forget anything. . OMG it is like moving every winter  ...   I'll take my paints computer   wacom and   cell phone  so will be a HAPPY CAMPER.
Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on October 20, 2011 at 11:34
Susie, I saw your post.  I pushed Barb to take Jo's course.  I did his whole "Painting Stunning Landscapes from Photographs" about 4 months ago; I missed it online, but bought the course from NorthLight.  The course is fabulous but it's about 60 hours long although at a bargain price.  I have since done his next two courses, "Essentials of Painting Buildings" and "Essentials of Painting Mountains" online and I am currently doing the "Essentials of Painting Trees" course.  I could not recommend it more strongly; he is a fabulous teacher and his teaching methods using Photoshop and video demos are terrific, very much like Richard's teaching.  If you are a Northlight VIP member you can get the first 2 lessons (about 10 hours) free; if not, its only $9.99 with 10% off through his website.  I hope it's not too obvious that I am a big fan.  By the way, I painted this painting and all the ones I posted except my 2 workshop paintings before I took any of his courses, so don't get your hopes up too much.   Stu


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