|Passing the Tower, oil, 4"x18"|
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Day 22 - "Passing the Tower"
I mentioned the other day that I sometimes get inspiration from the Morguefile, an online free file sharing website. Well, I also love to use Google street view to wander the globe and see places that I otherwise may never get to see. This inspires me so often and I have painted many pictures from scenes I have found in street view... Prague, Ireland, Idaho and Paris are just a few of the most beautiful areas of the world, at least on street view anyway. So, this scene which I found while 'wandering' around Paris, inspired me because, one, this view of the tower is just impeccably perfect, and two, the young man on the bike in the foreground presented a nice mystery.... What exactly is his story? It made me wonder "where is he was going?" Maybe university? A quiet cafe to meet a secret rendezvous? Maybe he's a delivery guy delivering important documents. Maybe he's on his way to visit grandma. Who knows? Anyway, I liked the mystery this scene presented and I also loved the composition when I cropped it to fit one of my narrow panel left-overs.