look left and then right

I made the mistake of going to the art store today to pick up a few things for the studio....and I stopped to look in their book section. I saw some amazing drawings with lines of varying thicknesses that were unfinished, but fooled your brain into seeing a finished product. I saw beautiful drawings on canvas with a smattering of unrelated color beneath. Textures with lines weaving underneath and over top....I just about came home with a two new books, one on contemporary watercolor and another on acrylic techniques, but I stopped myself and decided it was best to just go back to the studio and play. I began this piece last night and am excited to see where it's going to go with all these things running through my head.

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It's from the same alley as the piece I posted about previously (local residents), but from the opposite direction (looking toward Calgary trail).

It's a pretty good looking Monday so far, I think.