This is the view from one of the only free parking spots that is close to the downtown area. It’s part of the redevelopment zone for the Calgary Stampede so I imagine it will be gone at some point.
In any case it affords a neat view of the office buildings in the downtown core.
I quite like the smoke effect. It was done using Chinese White. In my plein air painting I find I use Chinese White a lot more because I can’t afford to take the time to paint around shapes. I need to concentrate on the composition and value pattern and trying to make my washes interesting.