I did this commission last month, and had a blast with it. It was supposed to depict a June night at the River Cafe (the gal commissioning it had gotten engaged there a few years prior). She was very specific about wanting it to be night, but not too dark, and to focus on the cafe. I couldn't help but sneak the bridge in there (its such a great feature!), but I kept the restaurant light, bright, and in warm colors to pull the eye down.
I went and did research on what was actually the exact date of their engagement, and lucked out with gorgeous weather. I also took enough photos of that area to be set for a lifetime of watercoloring. Looking forward to painting more from that series!