This was a great night! James and I bought little head-lamps so we could each attempt a nocturne (painting at night - a first for both of us). We set up right in the middle of the street in Telluride, in a special middle lane just for parking. We drew a LOT of attention, but it was fun. James said "better paint the guys first because they'll move." So I did, and got one completely out of proportion. But I was scared and going on adrenaline, so I kept going with the rest of it. Well, by the time I'd gotten everything else painted in, the guys were still there, so I decided to wipe one out and try him again. Right then ... they got up to leave! But they'd seen us painting and came out to see. I told them they'd gotten up a minute too soon, so they sat back down for us. What troopers!! This was really fun and I hope to try it again at some point.
ps. He hasn't posted his nocturne yet, but if you check James' blog you'll see a lot of the same scenes I've posted. I thought it was really interesting to see how different his take was every time.