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
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
Here you see some of the close ups
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