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Acrylic painting, “City Hall at Night, Medicine Hat " by Canadian artist, Theresa Eisenbarth

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City Hall at Night
Medicine Hat
30×34 inches

I’m a true believer in following your gut, particularly when it involves art + subjects.  Over the past three years, this particular image has called me to capture it at various times of the day.

I have photos of City Hall in the daytime and evening, and in the summer, fall and winter.  I even have a photograph of City Hall with the old Christmas decorations the City used for the 80s and 90s festive seasons.

It was a difficult decision about how to paint City Hall on the Esplanade until I went to New Orleans in March, 2017.  All the inspirational and interesting photos I took there were captured at night.  When I was planning for this exhibit, I decided on the dark, evening image because I was attracted to the way the bright lights flickered in the dark, making them surreal.  It reminded me of the intrigue I felt when I was in the old section of New Orleans.

I plan to paint more of these ethereal night scenes in the future.