Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Forgotten One

The Forgotten One
16x20, acrylics on canvas

This abandoned Sunoco station sits on a corner lot at a busy intersection in Lewiston. It's been empty for many years. I'm surprised that nobody has opened a new business there. The other three corners hold a convenience store and two drugstores, and all seem to be doing well.

Except for the two florals in July, this is the only painting I've done since May that wasn't a commission. There were several house portraits, a church portrait, and a landscape for a co-worker who's retiring. I finally sat down today and painted this. I feel as though I've been away for years! I spent most of the summer out on the roads with my camera, so I probably have enough raw material to keep me painting for the next twenty years. I can't say that I'm looking forward to winter, but I can say that I'll spend a good portion of it painting.