I mean, what do I focus on when I paint something? I've been zeroing in on two things, shadows and reflections. I love doing cityscapes. I began doing cityscapes about six months ago, and I'm hooked. I love going outdoors to shoot the photos - a lot more fun than setting up a still life in my basement. I see people running around, going about their day, and I like to speculate about what they're doing. I love looking for shadows among the buildings or reflections in windows. Here's one I recently completed of a street in St. Charles, MO. It's across from one of the galleries I'm in, Missouri Artists On Main Gallery.
Charles, MO has
a charming main street filled with interesting shops and restaurants. Throughout the 19th Century, German settlers
developed it as a wine region and it became a booming pioneer town. During the 20th Century, residents worked to preserve
homes, stores and streets from every period.