I sat on the east side of Testa's last night and painted the building and the people enjoying their meals. It was weird thinking that next Saturday (July 15th) this place is closing. The whole time I was thinking about what it was like when it first opened 96 years ago. I was also wondering if the place was haunted...it has to be right?
I got there around 5:30 PM and the lighting was tough but nice. I forgot how hard it was to work with a light that is constantly changing. The customers would come up to me and ask about the property and I would tell them why I'm painting it. Most people didn't seem to care that it was being knocked down.
I stayed when after the sun went down and did a second painting that isn't finished yet. (The restaurant turns the lights off after they close) I plan on finishing the nocturne painting very soon. It was a lot of fun working with different lighting. A challenge for sure!