On a long flight between BWI and DEN I put down on "paper" (paper towel) what I have in my head for my next city scene of Lexington. When I first started coming here to visit my then-Boyfriend, now-Hubby, Theo, there was a huge GREEN SPACE, or open grassy area, in the middle if the city. There've been some legal issues with the land, build/don't build, stuff I don't know much about. In the meantime, the city was using it for festivals and such. I've been to St. Patty's parades/festivals, Halloween stuff, Thriller dances, and everything in between. But recently, the excavation of this wonderful area has begun. It's now a huge hole in the ground surrounded by chain link fence, and soon to be a big hotel, condo, shopping whatnot. (See below) So in order to remember what these great old buildings look like, when they could still be seen, and how the empty field used to fill will people, music, and laughter, I will paint a few of these scenes as I remember them. Above is the sketch of the first one. Just a rough outline, but I'm really happy with what I "see". Now I just wanna go home and paint! Instead, I'll sleep in MSP tonight. But at least I've got a good start on what's next on my canvas!