impressionistic painting

Night Market Marrakech

I had the idea of creating an atmospheric painting of the Night Market in Marrakech. It was to be a more impressionistic painting and create the feeling of a huge crowd gathering for the night’s entertainment around the tented stalls and benches of the street food in the square. I had taken a picture of the scene and had a wonderful sunset to work on and the remarkable event itself. The painting style was to be looser than I normally go for as the poor light would diffuse hard edges and reduce detail. The sky was harder than I had bargained for but I think I’ve learnt some lessons for next time. (?) Recreating spotlights from a photo with watercolor is a challenge, better to use acrylic or oil I think. Well here it is. Not completely sure what it is…


Night Market, Marrakech