My first attempt was “okay” – not terrible but not great, and it will probably be repurposed for a future painting. On my second day out, I wandered around for quite a bit before I found this great Italianate style home on Brainard right next to North Central College’s campus. (This was good because I am still not very bold about setting up in the public way and painting – I found a little side-sidewalk to stake my claim upon for a couple of hours of painting).
Aside from the grand architecture, I was interested in painting the hydrangea – such beauty! – and part way through my work I was happy to spy just the edge of the American flag peeking around the pillar.