Rest, leisure and a positive moment to oneself is what this painting aims to depict. The sun setting signifies the end of a day, the wooshing traffic on the left shrouded in the darker vague greys hints at the clamour to get home, you, the viewer at this vantage point has already been home, maybe already changed into a more leisurely attire and are now strolling quietly (but only somewhat aware of the traffic noise fading into the back of your mind, like waves at the shore, which this locale is actually quite close to in Miami Beach) headed maybe to a local pub (The Abbey in this case) Oil on canvas.
I am thinking of a general sense on how I perceive the subjects in my paintings. I can only put a stream of experiences to describe the image: the song by Frank Sinatra, a barely remembered poem about Chicago..something about big shoulders, pop culture thoughts like prohibition and gansters, great pizza, baseball, lots of guys that look like me (baseball cap, bearded, slight beer belly) Guinness, el trains, bridges, biting cold etc.. Does this make sense?