This is the 6th painting of my CityScape Series. Although, this was a painting inspired by photos taken from San Francisco, it also was inspired subliminally from Twitter. When choosing subject matter to paint, I often just rely on my gut feeling, definitely not the head, until it gets to the critical aspects of the creating. But at first, I listen to the intuitive messages I am receiving from the initial choice of subject. As a result, many times I don’t realize what the painting is saying to me, until I start painting it. Color, scale and composition all play an important part of the process. So for me, this was quite a surprise, when I realized that I might be painting pieces of Twitter. I was painting my own little Twitterville, having the same characteristics of Twitter in many ways, large city, large venue, yet close up in nature, noticing many layers and depths of the scene as Twitter has. Many things happening at once, others ignored, many on their own journey passing others, some dreaming about their future, some barely making it, some deep in thought, philosophical, symbolic nature, some seeking and searching, while others are satisfied with day to day acquaintances . There is no right or wrong way to use Twitter, each person definitely has their own style, their own way, their own canvas.