Sunset over The Irene

 This venerable apartment building in Chevy Chase is now called 4701 Willard, but many people still know it by its old name, The Irene. I was attracted to the golden light on the rooftop; it looked like an Italian village, sort of. Yes, the vertical shadow on the left is distracting; I was so eager to add darks that I overdid this one. I'll tone it down later.

As I painted I noticed figures on top of the roof, and a couple seemed to be sprinting! Passersby explained to me that there are tennis courts or swimming pools or something athletic up there. 

 Geoff Watson, "Sunset over The Irene," oil on canvas panel, 8" x 10," 2017.

Geoff Watson, "Sunset over The Irene," oil on canvas panel, 8" x 10," 2017.