Somewhere in Time, 11x14, Oil. On day one of the Southeastern Plein Air Invitational, we were to focus on one of 3 little historic downtown/main-street areas. I headed to Attalla, assured that I couldn't miss the old burger drive-in with the ice-cream shaped sign. After missing it going, coming, and going again, I was relieved to find out, days later, that the sign is no longer there. The cobalt blue tile of this antique store on the edge of town caught my eye. It was a unique challenge, with the lettering and the morning light shining into the store window. The little bird perched in the shade of the overhang, observed me and invited observation. I added him and was surprised people even noticed him in the painting. He does add a touch of whimsy.
On my second time around, I landed at this wedding chapel at Ferguson's Florist.