Oct 4, 2009


“Long before curtain time"
5 1/2 x 8 1/2" watercolor

The heartbeat of my hometown is the Paramount Theater. One could hardly “paint the town” in Goldsboro without painting this historic theater. Buildings on city streets can be challenging in terms of composition. They all line up so perfectly architecturally; so boringly, to the painter’s eye. I was lucky to find a parking space in front of the theater and equally lucky that for most of the time, other cars did not obstruct my view. I like the way the van in the distance stops the viewer from going right off the format. Vehicles, people, and animals all present a challenge to the plein air painter. One never knows when they might pull right out of sight.

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