The stage lighting at the Larry Holmes Ringside Restaurant inspires pure bright color, even in the dark.

Maria Woodford Spillane Singing The Blues

The lights bring out the warm colors on the musicians, their flesh, the guitars and drums and the clothing they wear if it isn’t black.  The background colors in the paintings are usually invented based on providing a contrast against the value and color of the musicians’ hair and clothing.  When I paint at Porter’s Pub, I do not end up painting with pure colors.  I can only guess that it is the difference in the lighting that inspires the results.

I would love feedback from other artists who paint in the dark during live jams or performances.