During my trip to Madison, Wisconsin last November I took a walk around the university part of town and a yellow storefront struck me as picturesque enough to take a snapshot. Later I went home and painted this picture:
I just went back 8 months later. Now it’s summer, and as I walked past 320 W. Johnson Street, I almost missed it. The yellow storefront has been painted, the doors are replaced by steel doors, and a Mexian restaurant has moved in. It looks completely different and it would never occur to me to take a picture of it and paint it.
I walked to the other side of the street to get another shot from the same vantage point as the photograph that turned into the painting:
What a difference 8 months makes.