Here I am painting again thanks to local Beloit Photographer John Spates. The sun came out and brightened up the colors after this photo was taken.
I entered this painting in the Plein air paint out competition and it sold at the reception. I have a soft spot for small town shops as I had one for 13 years. I also really like the skyline of these old buildings. The store on the far left is the Villager frame shop, I felt like I was painting my own store in some ways. Nice closure for me.