8 x 8"
oil on panel
Last visit to Washington DC, after drooling over the art in the National Portrait Gallery, we took a walk around the neighborhood and I stopped in my tracks across from this old, painted-brick building on H Street. The wall was a perfect backdrop for seeing figures clearly. Love it. This gentleman was standing in front of that old building on H Street.
It also was a good lesson in how to paint a brick wall. I usually avoid it. This time I tried a hint at it, with thick paint behind him, put on with a palette knife and carved in loose grooves. It's cool in person. And a good solution I think