Roughed out for the purposes of a workshop demonstration and then saved to be used in another, this is a view of the H&C Coffee and Dr. Pepper signs painted from the balcony of the Taubman Museum in Roanoke, VA. Having gotten off to a good start the painting kicked around my studio for several months. Each time I picked it up the nagging feeling that the few extra steps required to finish it would ruin it’s impromptu feel. Eventually, the desire to complete it won out. Placing myself mentally back on the balcony with a nice fall breeze, I went for it.
It’s hard to watch a game on a beautiful Sunday and not be conflicted about spending time outdoors instead. On this particular Sunday I managed to make it into the third quarter before hopping in the car and driving around in search of a painting spot with enough time left over to paint before darkness fell.
This time of year when the light is at its best is also about the time it vanishes for the day so you don’t get much time. After a quick and desperate search, or as I like to call it, “turning onto random streets with weird names,” a good spot turned up behind an Elementary school with a public park.
My team won without me. Not exactly a surprise.