OK..... As this Painting sat in the studio, I couldn't help but feel it needed something else added. It was lacking a certain energy to it. So, I put it back on the easel and did some 'tweeking'. Since it was for the 2011 Memphis Blues Awards poster and had the Hernando-Desoto Bridge & cityscape in the background I wanted everyone outside of Memphis to know where the awards were being held - hence the 'Memphis Welcomes You' sign on the bridge. Adding the lights from the streets glowing up the buildings, I thought, added more vibrancy and moved your eye around the piece more.
'Before - tweeking'