Presenting “The Building Stage (Detroit)”

It’s officially completed. “The Building Stage” is  the culmination of a year of research and development. It’s the largest and the most detailed painting I’ve ever produced, measuring 4-foot by 2-foot .

The idea to produce the piece came from my seeing a print ad for one of the Big Three car companies, in which several buildings from the downtown Detroit skyline were featured. The  Chrysler House and First National buildings were among the 1920’s-era structures in that ad and both are a part of “The Building Stage”.

The real challenge of this piece was finding the layout that struck the right balance between the musicians and buildings.  Continue reading