Favorite Subject For Painting

I love painting scenes of cyclists. I guess it makes me feel the joy of being out on two wheels while working in the studio! Here I'm using a photo by my friend and great photographer Kevin McPeake for my inspiration. You can check out his work on Facbook

I loved this photo when I saw it: love the diffused light and the mystery in the fog.  I painted this image about a year ago ( middle image ), but decided to give it another try and work on the grays a little differently. Here's the second attempt ( the image on the right). I was a little bolder with the reds. Although it similar to the first painting, this one feel more like night time to me.

"Rainy Days and Bourbon"

Plein air in VA- Highlands. I have been trying to catch a few local spots in between the rain storms.

Street scenes are a struggle for me, so I'm going to work on them and see if I can make a little progress .  

To be clear, I'm not drinking Bourbon - Just painting a colorful Bourbon bar across the street! : )



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