This is a new take on a scene I painted a couple of years ago (low-quality photo below). This is a shop called A New Leaf on Wells Street in Chicago. The earlier version was accepted into the Academy of Fine Arts National Exhibition in 2009 and sold there. I'm partial to the new version, and I think it shows some growth as an artist since the first version, although this new one is not as loose as I had envisioned. I'm still attracted to this image as a Christmas-time painting, so maybe I'll revisit it again next year.