Catherine Taron
Vancouver Island Visual Artist

Night Shift

8" x 11" original watercolour on 74# synthetic Yupo paper

I played at using darker colours in this loose watercolour. Too often sunset paintings and their portrayed colours appeal to soft sentimentally, which I wanted to avoid; hence, no reds or pinks in this one. The west coast and its weather are seldom soft. I wanted this painting to be more like wild embers sliding into a dark and likely wet west coast night.

“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going.” --John Steinbeck