First Painting of 2013: Dusk at Kinzie and Peoria

Dusk at Kinzie and Peoria, oil on panel, 24x25, 2013

This is my first completed painting of 2013. It's based on a photograph I took walking around all day last fall. I was the only one on the street - no cars, no people. I tried to convey that sense of solitude in the painting. I used oil paint only for the first time ever (usually I use acrylic). I really liked how it glided across the panel (a discarded wood door). Definitely going to keep working with oils. Mounted with hooks and wire on the back, it's ready for hanging.