The Convenience Store in the City Park

Acrylic on canvas

This February, only the local convenience store remained open, while all the large retailers closed under the lockdown. Rendered in an experimental way, I applied a layer of one-directional scratched gesso to generate a vibrant-touching texture. Right next to the convenience store, three people’s silhouettes stare at the vending machine. With subtle light, this painting captures the scene and conveys the longing for normal life out of the dark period.