Nebraska Boys Town, 1984

18x24, acrylic on panel
Collection of the Artist

Near 132nd and Pacific Streets as one exits the Trendwood development, I saw this scene over and over. At times beautiful--at times not. I determined that I would paint it. I went back on an overcast day and took some photos from which this was painted. I took it to the Southwest Area Art Club critique night, and the person critiquing commented that there should be more depth and about the awkwardness of the dead tree limb in the foreground.

I probably should have gone back and fixed the problems, but I would always rather learn from a painting and then paint a new one with that knowledge built in.

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