One of my favorite all time songs is Georgia On My Mind. It doesn't matter who sings it, I just stop and almost tears come to my eye...as some folks feel about the National Anthem. Not too many things, places, or people effect me like that. I feel that way also about the Columbus skyline. I added it to Syd's World today and used a quick silhouette sketch I had previously made in EIEIO.
This particular angle of The Columbus skyline is only visible for a split second when you are traveling towards downtown on State Rt. 70. Photo wise, it is an impossible shot, and I have not ever attempted it as I keep my one eye on the road when I am driving. Still though, I marvel each time it pops up for that instant. Like Oz for Dorothy. I added my Oz (Columbus Skyline) to both recent paintings as I plan on moving back to Columbus as soon as the opportunity permits. I miss the capital city and my Columbus friends. I miss the celebrated diversity. I miss the artistic and musical opportunity's. Perhaps it is a magical thing that I include Columbus skyline in my paintings...like any conjuring or list making. Each time I paint the skyline, it comes a little closer and more distinct.