20th and Central

Size: 12 x 20 inches


20th and Central is just a corner in Dubuque, IA that had a cluster of colorful signs. I’m always attracted to color when the sky is gray. This afternoon started off especially rainy. I wore my yellow rain suit and stood in the rain while I painted with my easel and painting sitting in the back of my vehicle under the hatch. The classic eatery sign is for Marco’s Italian restaurant. The yellow and red sign in the background is the Taco Bell. This painting was created during Bluffstrokes 2023, Dubuque’s premiere plein air event.