The Morning After Nighthawks

22"h x 36"w, Oil on Canvas

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This is the first painting I did after moving to Portland in 1993. I took the composition from "Nighthawks" by Hopper and reversed the light and attitudes. But I also added a little of the local mythology into the painting as well.

If you look closely at the light pole in the foreground, you will see a green bouquet with two dark red roses. This is a memorial to Patrick Duffy. He was a panhandler and ex Vietnam war "tunnel rat". He passed away while I was working on this painting. A local beat poet pizza delivery woman left that memorial to him there. So I included it.

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