Lunch break on day two, and the figures have had a second pass, as well as a portion of the boneyard, and I’ve begun to add some of the underbrush in the foreground. The juxtaposition between the park-like setting with the children at play versus the rotting heavy equipment on the far side of the fence is beginning to work quite well. The “city” in the title, “We Built This City,” is nowhere in site, and I’m hoping the viewer will consider the city they are currently in as the subject of the painting. The children are unaware of the possible dangerous situation they are in, and are pleasantly engaged in playtime activity, mimicking the work of the heavy equipment that built their infrastructure, long ago in a previous generation. This evening I’ll start milling a profile for the frame this painting will be presented in.