Cities always look prettier at night, and cities built on water get double the radiance because of the reflection effect.
This painting is, of course, a homage to Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”. You don’t often get truly starry nights in Vancouver because there’s usually a misty cloud cover obscuring the stars. The city still sparkles and the lights on The Lion’s Gate bridge mirror the stars and dangle like patio lanterns or garden lights.
One often hears how big cities feel small because you always seem to run into the same people. Vancouver is full of little cliques and enclaves and favorite spots. Despite the often-applied moniker of “No Fun City”, fun persists, often in the least likely places.
The essence of this scene is the anticipation of a night out. Sequins, sparklers, lit pathways, and dancing stars.
Acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 48″
Located at: Private Collection (SOLD)