I did these pictures about a year and a half ago about a month after 9/11. I used oil pastels which have a tendancy to never
dry. The first one I did is the more detailed one on top. The more detail I tried to get, the more I noticed that I lost the
intensity and integrity of the original colors. I redrew the second picture below because I also wanted a picture with the
original bright colors that I lost in the first drawing. Again, the black paper ground I drew on helps to pop and intensify
the color. I enjoy using neon colors and avoid browns and other mundane colors. The more you work a wet medium, the more the
basic colors get muddier and make their own browns and greys. With oil painting, however, you can wait a couple of days or
so until the paint dries and then apply more paint with out worrying about the new color losing its authenticity.