Greenpoint Bar

Oil on Canvas
20″ x 20″

All my three children currently live in NYC and Brooklyn so I have begun to feel quite at home there. This photo was taken at one of the many cafes that feel like it was imported from Europe decades ago. We don’t have those in Chicago. Everything looks lived in. Contrasted with the young girl at the bar who looked young and new in her braids and cropped top. I know my kid find it creep when we look too long at young beautiful people but I feel like if you turn it into art you’re not stalking, you’re researching. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.