Dusk at Upper and High

oil on board 24"x30"

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This painting was started in late 2018 and painted through March 2019. There were several days it was overcast, frigid, and windy so progress was slow. I was first inclined to paint here early on in June as I admired the view of 21C, the building with arched windows on the upper stories that is barely visible now due to the new construction. I waited too long to return and this what's currently visible. However, I also find this incredibly engaging.

So I'm thinking while writing this .. I wish I had painted this sooner .. a version just showing 21C and perhaps the first couple stories of the new build. I also wish I had more time to give to this one, and I know it's a pain for traffic and urban planning but I wish construction took longer. I'm thinking of old European cathedrals and how construction took several decades, sometimes centuries. I'm just imagining how cool it would be see a monumental structure, like the Duomo in Florence, as a half built skeleton dominating the skyline of the walled city painted plein air against the setting sun or rising moon .. it must have been absolutely breathtaking.




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