This is actually an older painting. It’s an image that I’ve always liked. The original photo that I took is an example of photograph that to my eyes didn’t need any changes. It seemed to have a great composition just as it is. The painting has evolved quite a bit over time. Particularly in the foreground. The smaller puddles in the photograph have become a little river. I’m still not sure about the foreground in terms of whether it’s too busy. The painting is about following that line to get to the buildings. This foreground, much as I like it may be too much and tend to stop the eye from moving forward.
This painting had been out of mind for quite a while and it was nice to revisit it.