It's been ten years since we spent a rainy week in Stockholm. We came home with a bunch of gray photos, but as I we walked down this street in Gamla Stan I told my wife that the rain on these narrow streets could make for a good painting. I finally got around to it.
I got a little thicker with the paint than usual on this one - something I've been trying to work on lately. I don't know why it's so hard to get used to.
(Note: some camera distortion makes the yellow building lean more than it does in the actual painting.)
The James River, near the Blue Ridge Parkway. I'm afraid the grain of the canvas is a little distracting on these scans. I suppose I should just photograph these small sizes. It's a bit less convenient, but at least we're not dealing with film development anymore.