Recently I've challenged myself to just paint what's in the room. These two acrylics were almost finished at the Firehouse, then I worked on them from memory in my studio. The top painting (the one with just Nathan) only has two figures and was done on a larger (24 x 36") canvas. The bottom painting shows a crowded night. There were two other painters in the room, so people were standing closer together. Months ago I was painting more views of the door and windows. I found views of either side of the room too difficult to paint. They still are! I did not take a break during the painting of either one of these two.