This dark and rainy day is the perfect backdrop for spring flowering trees! I had circled past a few places that I'm keeping my eye on for peak color, but this scene drew me in twice before I submitted to it's call! I have a crazy mix of paint in my tin, because I scraped it from another palette (waste not, want not)! The background buildings along Main are a law office, Belton Glass, and Whistle Stop Antiques, and I'm painting them from the Bank of Belton parking lot. I love the way those pinks vibrate against the green paint of the Whistle Stop - and those wet roads are definitely a bonus, where color reflects loosely. My paint is getting a little tacky (I keep forgetting to put it immediately in the freezer, in fact it's in my box right now) and I must get this loaded with Gamblin solvent free gel! This gel is amazing and will bring the flow right back. The safflower oil I use to clean my brushes just is not a good thinning option. I'm a green painter, no turps or solvents, so I really need this morning "go to" medium in a pinch. Time to pack it up, more rain is coming! Painting number 1542 in 1542 days.