I wasn’t sure if I was going to make this painting work – from the start the canvas seemed too small and I had a bad attitude. But, my new approach is to ignore my wandering emotions and pay attention to the important critical intent.
This painting relates to the fast-food joints I’ve done in the past and I have a few more I’d like to do. I have a good shot of “Church’s” I took while in Louisiana and there are some all-night spots here in Chicago that are elaborately decorated with lights and interesting signs.
In the first version I included the car that was going through the drive-thru when I took the picture. My photographer friend, Andrew, commented that he didn’t think the car needed to be there (below, you can see the first version). I think that was a good call. Sometimes it helps to get an informed second opinion.