|"The Red Umbrella," 2016|
This picture is quite small at 8x6 but the subject, colors, and composition interested me. It may evolve into a larger work, but for now this stands alone as a completed oil painting. It was great fun putting these colors into a nocturnal view of a European city.
|"Near Dawn," 2016|
"Near Dawn" is what I've titled this nocturne of Des Moines. It's 16x20 on hardboard panel. I was interested in how the night is lighted from different sources--streetlamps, stores, apartments, and the like.
|"Dos Rios (study)," 2016|
This final painting is an 8x10 study for a larger work. The street is lined on both sides with restaurants and watering holes frequented by the young up-and-coming crowd in Des Moines. "Dos Rios" is the name of the painting and the name of the restaurant.