I was looking into the sun...its direction, another backlit subject which is perhaps my favorite inclination. I am not done with this work...I intend to use reds/oranges and neutrals to raise the sun glare off the bottom so that the strongest point of sun glare is about at the lower left rule of thirds juncture point. Will also play more color/values into the darker left corner. You can see by the smaller image where I'm talking.
painting is 10"x 20" (click on images to see larger)
Then, getting cleaned up...I headed downtown...met up with Anthony who stood in a marvelous alley way and light. I went around the corner, and the historic movie theater often frustrates and disappoints painters with nocturne interests because it is such a site and neat thing to see lit up, but at about 9-10pm those marquee lights will go off...period! But...standing on the corner and seeing it with its lights off...lit up from the corner street light held its own intrigue for me. That, and the tavern down the street juxtaposed with its bright red sign...so, that settled it for me!
12"x 9" (and...I do have to adjust the pole nearer the top where it appears bent. Got to be about 1:45am when I was just too tired, and decided I had it done enough that only a minor touch up today would be necessary...