I worked from a photograph today. I was attracted to the panes of glass and the white trim. The shadows in the photograph were so flat and dark. I really struggled with them, but this was a fun piece to paint.
As a rule, I don't use this forum to comment on current events, but February 11, 2011 is such a historic day. While painting, I have been keeping my eye on the news coming out of Cairo, and my heart goes out to the Egyptian people. I am reminded of the day the Berlin Wall fell, and I pray their new democracy will be as successful.