18 November 2009

Green Awning

Green Awning
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #42
to collector in Norwell, MA
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is a scene of an abandoned storefront with reflections. I was interested in the color and contrast in this interesting building. I wish these buildings could tell us their story. Detroit is full of so many similar structures, if only they could talk. At least I can try to give them some recognition and a visual record.
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Don Coker said...

That red dot on the green background really makes this one pop!

Stephen Magsig said...

Thanks Don, The red dot was painted on abandoned buildings by the Detroit artist Tyree Guyton. He has painted polka dots all over Detroit. Google him to see his Heidelberg project and connecting the dots.