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Variations with the cupola on the courthouse, moving it left from the gable for a balancing of space in the painting -- Iron County Courthouse, Ironton, Missouri -- this completed last week of September, 2012. Extra shadow is added to some of the shapes, of the flag, gable and pole, for instance, with broad blue, transparent strokes using a 3/4" sabaline brush, to echo an abstract theme. This 1st week of October the cupola has been repaired and contains new windows now as it apparently did 150 years ago, so a next version of this should reflect that change to the cupola. Even on Saturday mornings or holidays when this town square is shut down, this is a busy street -- I'm standing on the sidewalk opposite with the bank just three steps behind -- the biggest challenges are the Harley-Davidson's with no mufflers echoing off facing buildings as they roar by, and the eardrum-piercing air-raid siren atop the courthouse inadvertantly tripped -- probably by some mouse in the courthouse. Original in watercolor on Kilimanjaro 140 lb. all-rag CP watercolor paper, 7 1/8" x 10 7/8", for sale and available in prints up to 23" x 36".