This is a famous train station in Paris which was the subject of paintings by many impressionist painters including Claude Monet.
I got the idea to use this half circle canvas when I noticed the reoccurring shape of the umbrellas.
The name for this piece refers to my friend Gene (or Eugene - seen in several of my musician series paintings). Here he has his back to us. This was in South Beach, Florida. While I was waiting for Gene, this guy came by with his dog in the basket of his bicycle. He stopped and took a moment to pose for me.