Paoli is a cute little town in southern Indiana. I like it because there is a road that goes all the way around the city hall. I like to stand on the second story and look down the street. This particular day was very wet. Most people hated the rain, but I absolutely love what a wet road does. It becomes a mirror. I loved trying to paint the reflections. I’ve used two of my favorite techniques to give depth — atmospheric and linear perspective. By having the closer cars bigger than the ones further back, and the greater detail in the front than the back, it gives a feeling of distance. The linear perspective has the road wider at the front and narrower as it goes to the back. Everything merges from a wide angle to a vanishing point at the rear. The viewer can travel in the painting down the road.