Night-time or Nocturnes can illustrate different moods. Serene calmness just lit by the moon, things shrouded in mystery or a celebration with fireworks and gatherings. It’s interesting just how many night time pictures there are here.
A mysterious picture with an atmosphere of the illicit about it. Richard loved the effect of forms emerging from the darkness.
Beaulieu was only 3 miles away from home and Richard went down twice that day to capture both the daytime and the nighttime fun and games. I love the way Gipsy Moth looks so elegant and calm between the fireworks and the bandstand. I think the flare from Esso has been judiciously moved round a bit to add the right spot of vibrant colour just there. [PB]
This is a tiny picture but feels immense and is painted with passion. Richard was obviously excited by the mood of what he had seen at nearby Lepe Beach.