I had been at an art opening in Rising Sun, Indiana. It is a scenic little town on the shores of the Ohio River near Cincinnati. The show was over and my son and I were taking things across the street to my car. It had been raining. As we turned around and looked at the buildings, we were blown away by the beautiful reflections in the street! I knew I had to paint that scene.
The bright store front and street lights make yellow and white reflections. The reflections on the side of the building are strictly from the light coming out of the windows. Another interesting note is that you don’t see the top of the building on the side. The sky and the building are both dark, so all that is seen are the windows. Your mind puts in the roof line even though it isn’t visible. The lone car is waiting for someone to close up shop and to take it home.