Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Southeastern Paint Out, Day Five

                                                         Fourth & Broad

      We had lucked out with four beautiful days of painting in North Alabama, so the Friday morning thunderstorms were an opportunity to see things differently and to stop chasing shadows. Local Artists, Craig Reynolds and his wife Estra  were kind enough to share the awning at the corner Pawn Shop where they were already set up, dry and painting. They were in the front looking down Broad Street and I was on the side looking across toward the old Print Up Hotel.

    My first composition had an old pickup truck sitting at the corner behind the street sign... it looked like it had been sitting there for a while. Once I had my pallet set up and with brush in hand, I looked up to see it was gone! I should have known.. I have yet to paint a boat that didn't set sail. However, it was fortuitous once I saw the trolly pull up and realized it would  be there every half hour. His scheduled and on-time visits gave me all the info I needed  for the trolly while finishing in between his stops the watered down street scene in Fourth & Broad, 12x12, oil/linen panel.


Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Love the trolley! Wow, you lucked out with the multiple stops one after the other, very clever. So many different moods in all these paintings, I can't even choose which is my favorite, love them all. Great work as always, Greg! :) C

Chuck Law said...

They're all so very good, Greg! Condo at the Coosa is probably my favorite.
The stories that go with the paintings really enrich the work as well ...appreciate the detailed descriptions, I feel like I was there. Heck, wish I was in South Jersey we haven't had two consecutive days of sun in weeks.
....paint on!

Greg Little said...

Thanks!! Camille & Chuck.. I appreciate your comments.... G