“Tangerine Dream,” by Gerald Chong, 2017, oil on panel, 9 x 14 in.

Gerald Chong found a tantalizing nocturne to paint recently in Malaysia.

“I started doing nocturnes right after Strada Easel’s painting challenge last month,” says Chong. “I figured I should use the momentum and challenged myself to paint another 30 paintings for February. I was inspired by Marc Trujillo’s urban landscape paintings to paint a gas station. The good thing about nocturnes is that the lighting remains constant. There’s no pressure to chase the fleeting sunlight. The thing that I struggled with the most was capturing the intense chroma of the neon lights. Other than that, the painting process was pretty much straightforward.”


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