Pittsburgh is an exciting city. It has changed a lot since the 1960s, from a steel town to a city vibrant with the arts. This is from a photo I took of a building on the river. It is called CAPA 6-12, which is a Creative and Performing Arts Magnet school for sixth through twelfth grades. I merged a photo of mushrooms, (they kind of look like lemons in my painting!) I normally use only my own photos to create my art, but a long-time friend posted a photo of wild mushrooms growing on a tree stump, on his land. I loved the photo and asked if I could incorporate it into a painting, and thankfully, he said yes! In my blog called How I Work, I discuss how I created this piece.
This print is from a photo I took o the original painting.
The Urban Views series is inspired by the cities I have traveled to.