Late in the day and a kind of mini exodus. I painted this during the very busy Art Basel week and finished it, I think appropriately, one day after the fair left. The sentiment here has multiple meanings (see the post Sunny Shopping) and how everyone seems to be leaving here, going home perhaps, going west(?) what ever it is we are all leaving here
As we begin to wind down our residency in this vibrant Art Center of South Florida I am already beginning to feel the pangs of nostalgia. Maybe I can call it Pre-nostalgia(?). I have had my studio for just a couple of years here and as much as many locals have a disdain for the over commercialization of this road it does provide a lively atmosphere that serves as a great energizer for me. The studio I had before arriving here is now my sons bedroom. It is quite pleasant outside of there too but it is mostly populated with a quite suburbia that gives me the opposite feeling that I get from my Lincoln Road Studio. This (Pre) nostalgia has me eyeing this bustling walk way as of late. I hope you enjoy it.