Chestnut Street Trafficway In The Rain.

This painting brings back memories, I painted this the day I lost my job at the stained glass studio. I was feeling pretty low. I do my best work when I an upset or troubled. It was drizzling,lightly. I was painting this from the Chestnut Street Bridge in Kansas City's Old Northeast side. I had my oldest son John with me. He was about 7 or 8 years old at the time. A school bus full of school kids came by, the driver stopped the bus on the bridge, to watch me paint. They all clapped and cheered encouragement. It made my day. This painting is in the private collection of fellow artist Marin Shenewark. Her uncle was one of the foremost California Impressionist during the early part of the 20th Century. The King of Norway once purchased one of his paintings during World War II, and had the painting shipped to him aboard a submarine. Oil on Canvas, 28" X 40"