"As the light fades and the shadows deepen, all pretty and exacting details disappear and I see things as they are in great strong masses. And that night cannot efface from the painter's imagination."
James Abbott Whistler
When Whistler struggled to find the right word to describe his night scenes of London a friend suggested the parallel between painting and music, Thus the word "nocturnes" began. Tonal harmonies are everything. The small shifts of color and temperature make the scene rather that details or dynamic value shifts. For me, the use of memory is the best way to achieve this.