After a few really windy days (where i stayed in the studio) i got back out today and "crawled" the side streets looking for light "doing its thing". this is what i came up with. i was set up right on Duval St. (the equivalent of Bourbon St.) packed with bars with their doors open, playing music, drunks wandering the streets, tourists trying to buy something, and locals trying to sell em something. the place cranks up at noon and goes hard till dark, harder after. so i'm right in the midst of the throngs, looking up this side street. other than painting to a guy playing in a nearby bar, that could play about any song the crowd requested, i totally block out all the rest and paint. plein air painting is very zen-like in that respect.