This summer I discovered my groove in plein air painting urban scenes – especially urban scenes of dreary places. Southern Oregon has little industry and is fairly economically depressed. My town of Phoenix, located on Hwy 99 between Medford and Ashland has a wonderfully aging infrastructure that few would value and will probably be “renewed” as soon as it can be done. I’m making it my mission to document the businesses and buildings along the main drag, which is also Hwy 99. Roscoe’s is the red building – a great location, combination dive bar and family restaurant, texas style barbeque, blues music, low ceilings and 70’s decor. Very comfortable place to go for a meaty dinner.