Witnessed – Canvas

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Acrylicpaints, Altered Art


A new canvas is done- I call it “Witnessed” . It shows the Stanley Theatre on the right – a very beautiful theater here in Jersey City- right across another beautiful one- the Loew’s Theatre.


As the story goes the theatre was terribly neglected and falling apart, until it was purchased by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Loads of volunteers worked on brining it back to old time glory- and I heard it looks beautiful inside.


I find it fascinating how a building can be saved and used for something else as it was intended when it was built. It reminds me on the many discussions if it is ok to use a church that falls apart and turn it into an apartment building.  I am glad this building is still here and I stopped when I walked by and enjoyed and witnessed it’s outside beauty.



Do you have a building in your neighbor hood that was turned into something surprisingly?

I used Acrylic Paints, Inks, Markers and Spray Paints, as well as some water-soluble wax bars – and some collage items. Here is a list


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Have a wonderful day!








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Comments (6)

  • Sue Clarke


    Not in my neighborhood, but I have been in a small church that was made into an art museum. It was nice and I do consider art to be very spiritual (in many cases).


  • Sylvia


    It’s an amazing building and I am so happy it’s in your neighborhood and you painted it so beautifully!


  • Laura Strack


    Not in my neighborhood, but in the historical part of my home town, there are old cottage homes that are now little stores that sell vintage and antique goodies or homemade cup cakes etc. It is always fun to stroll their sidewalks and shop till you drop!


  • Gina Sismilich


    This is a gorgeous painting – I love your colorful paintings of buildings/cityscapes!


  • AnnaB


    Your paintings are so cool Nat! I love the strong colours and the black details!


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