8 x 6 Yesterday i went to The Academy in downtown Vancouver. After wandering around for a while, i landed on a composition that i felt most compelled to paint. The building is what i would call, local ruin, and is a lovely, beat up brick structure that i believe is condemned. On one hand i would really like to see this structure refurbished, but on the other hand there is an overwhelming charm about it that combines rugged and soft textures to create an amazing contrast that many artists search for. While i didn't get the colors quite right in this painting i think i did a pretty good job with value and composition.