New Mixed Media Painting – Suburbia

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This painting (12×12″ – acrylic paint, ink, spray paint, charcoal on canvas)  is a bit unusual because it is actually not an urban theme – but I loved creating it nonetheless :) My brother in law is super supportive of my artwork and he has commented on quite a few of my paintings when he was over that he would love to own this or that piece. So I thought…maybe I paint something more personal for him…which would be his home – and so this was a birthday present, which put me a bit in a pickle. You know …I usually do not do artwork with other people in mind or as a commission…and it was a bit hard for me to really let go and just do my thing without thinking of what he might think or how he might like it.

Here is a little montage on how the painting evolved over the weeks

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Started with the underpainting, added the sky, added one layer after the other glazing over and over for the facade which gave a lot of texture and dimension and lastly added details, plants and other fun stuff

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Here you see some of the close ups

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I love this house – so many wonderful memories are connected with it and I hope my brother in law likes the painting as well and it speaks to him

Now…off to the next painting

Comments (8)

  • Joi@RR

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    Oh what fun to see the progress pictures. It’s much less busy and bold than I’m used to seeing in your art Nat but as Barbara said – it’s still YOU. My personal description of you is “rustic contemporary”!!! And this painting for you BIL is a perfect example. It’s abstract with a earthy fair – rustic contemporary – ehehehheeh!!!! LOVE the colors and the textures you achieved. So fun seeing this – you did GREAT. Xj.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Joi, so happy to hear you liked the progress photos. Rustic Contemporary- oh I like that :) Thank you for your wonderful comment and have a great weekend!

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  • Kathy Gledsdale

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    How lovely, beautiful colour choices.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Kathy -yeah I start to really love the bright yellow and pink at the moment :)

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  • Sue Clarke

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    What a nice and thoughtful present.
    Thanks for showing us how it progressed.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Sue- good to hear you liked the progress photos :)

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  • Barbara Poe

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    This is so charming! It’s still you, but a little different. I love it. I’m sure he will too.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe thank you Barbara, glad you like it :) I think my BIL did too- He was looking right away where it could be hanged – so I take it as a good sign- LOL

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