This is a good example of overwork it until it starts to get interesting… a recurring theme in my art (for example this overworked piece) though I think it’s the second time only when I’ve spilled the hatching out of the picture frame… which I don’t think works all that well. Overall, I think that the shading took this one from boring to ok.
As I was overworking it, I noticed too that the stop sign is a bit impossibly placed… what… people will stop then continue driving or biking into the building? Oh well… sometimes composition trumps verisimilitude.
(Random note to future curators… there are two very different pieces called Man and Woman both dated 14 August 2011 – here’s the other. Maybe I should think about less generic titles?)