Urban Night Scene - a first!

Thanks to a recent commission, I had the opportunity to paint a night scene of a West Village bar in NYC.  It's a small painting, and I did a lot of glazing using an alkyd medium (partly also to speed up drying time since the commission had a deadline).  Glazing is basically a technique where you apply multiple transparent layers, which I found was a wonderful way to develop the "glow" of lights in an otherwise dark scene. I worked with the client to develop the composition from the beginning, and along the way - which resulted in the addition of the four figures towards the end. See how the painting came about in "Works in Progress." village-tavern-700