This image is an acrylic painting I painted for my wife for 2008 Christmas. I kept this year's paintings to the theme of the 1904 World's Fair. This image is 15" x 23" and was painted on Masonite. The reference wasn't very good, and of course in black and white; so I had to guess and a few elements, but it was enjoyable to paint.
The scene takes place on a Sunday in April as a group of privileged people tour the main launching area near the Grand Basin. The statue to the right is called- `Cowboy at Rest.' The title of the piece is- `A Sunday Morning Tour before the Opening of the Fair.'