Stacey and I took our first European trip a few years ago – started the trip in Brussels. Right near the town center is a restaurant area along a winding cobble-stone street lit with neon signs. Each restaurant had someone in front badgering passers-by to stop in. Stacey and I stopped at one of the restaurants and had a great mussels dinner (you have to have mussels in Brussels) and Trappist Beers (I particularly liked Chimay) at a cozy table right on the street. Loved the shadows the restaurant signs created and captured a reference shot for this painting – that’s Stacey in the foreground.