I did this painting from a photograph I took back in 1986, looking in through the front door of Margaritaville in Capitola Village, CA… and it was, indeed, on Halloween night! I lived above Margaritaville then, for about a year and a half. It was quite an experience.
I really struggled to get the vividness of the backlit petals. It seemed that no pure color I owned was bright enough! Ultimately, I rediscovered the benefits of oil-glazing, a technique I had not used for many years.