This painting is of a rainy Saturday afternoon in downtown Indianapolis. The person with the umbrella sits in a chair waiting for her ride. The green thing right above her umbrella is the canopy for the entrance to the Hilbert Center where the Indianapolis Symphony plays. In the forties, Frank Sinatra sang in there.
I made it look wet and rainy by painting the light stripes up and down in the sidewalk area giving the impression of reflections from the buildings in the background. Everything seems to fade as you go further back. This is what it looks like when it rains. Also note the linear perspective – the sidewalk is wider on the right than on the left. The car on the right is larger than the one on the left. That is atmospheric perspective. Those techniques give a feeling of depth to the painting.