I’ve always liked to see the early morning light and shadows in the city. This is in Indianapolis. I’m looking northwest on Virginia Street. At the center of the painting is the Soldier’s and Sailor’s monument. It is right at the center of the city. I have portrayed the feeling of sunlight by using warm colors. The orange color on the building on the left gives the feeling that the sun is shining brightly on it. Normally it is a red brick structure. At the bottom and the side you see shadow which is darker and a bluish purple color. The other building in the background has a light yellow side where the sun is shining, while the shadow side has a blue tint. The building on the right is in the shadow. Normally it would be white, but because it is in shadow it is bluish. The no parking sign has light and shadow and is painted accordingly.