Just finished this painting of South Street, Philly. Now, the hardest part is writing about it. It’s much harder for me to type out the rhythm of the words than it is for me to move the paintbrush to describe what this makes me feel, but I’ll give it a shot. It was getting dark that evening and it had just rained making the light from the lampposts glisten and dance on the pavement. The glowing neon signs from the various shops caught my eye as well. There’s a certain nostalgia and yet a contemporary feeling I get when I look at it too. Maybe it’s because it’s a place I visited when I was a teenager and I hadn’t been back there in a long time until this past December. Or maybe it’s because of the mix of old and new shops and eateries. The lampposts dressed in wreaths also harken to a day of long ago but stand firmly among the energy of the city life. There’s so much more I could say about this painting, but I’ll leave the rest up to your interpretation. For more info. click on the View My Paintings link and then on my Night Scenes and Street Scenes galleries.