Everything is Gentrified Canvas

NatKalbach_EverythingisGentrified01

 

I was working on this canvas for quite a while- I had a love-hate relation ship with it while I was working on it- it was a very demanding project.

The street is partly what you see when you go out on my street, a neighborhood in Jersey City which years ago was a totally different neighborhood. Jersey City has not the best reputation …which reminds me on my old hood in Hamburg, Germany. When I  moved there my family would call me every time something bad was shown about it on the news (about every other day) worried if I was ok. Today it is a thriving and gentrified area, unfortunately driving the “old” people out of the neighborhood as they cannot afford it anymore. People like me are part of the problem. Jersey City reminds me a lot of my old hood how it was 15-20 years ago.

I think about these things a lot when I do my art – I love to create projects showing houses or neighborhoods. Things change…for the better and for the worse- there is no black and white.

Deep eh? Oh well…LOL – take a closer look then at the canvas ;)

NatKalbach_EverythingisGentrified02

 

I want to create a couple more of those canvases in a series.

NatKalbach_EverythingisGentrified03

 

I mostly worked with Liquitex Acrylic Media and touched it up here and there with Derwent Artbars. Here is a small list of come of the supplies I used for this Mixed Media Canvas.

nSupplies



Wishing you a wonderful day :)

Nat

LogoBlogSignature

Comments (16)

  • Janene

    |

    I think this one is very special. I love the colors, the lighting, the mood of it. I was surprised to read it was a hard one for you to do. It does not look overworked in any way. I love it.

    Reply

  • Mary K. Parker

    |

    this one is great. At first, I thought it was a forest.

    Reply

  • Marjie Kemper

    |

    Love your gorgeous colors, and those posts at the bottom of the steps (stoops?) look soooo cool.

    Reply

  • Ursula

    |

    Klasse, – ich denke, es gibt genau die Stimmung wieder …………….. und ich hoffe, du hast es im Mai dabei. Es passt super *hüstel* ;))
    LG Ursula

    Reply

  • Jeanne Kelly

    |

    This is an amazing piece! I love your choice of colors and the architecture is just right. Love it! I would like to see the series when you are finished!!

    Reply

  • Heidi

    |

    WOW! I really love this… the color & the style… this is really a beautiful piece.

    Reply

  • Kathy Gledsdale

    |

    So lovely, boy I would be thrilled if I could paint something like this!

    Reply

  • Sherri Scott

    |

    What a beautiful canvas, should be in a museum

    Reply

  • Caroline Leplat

    |

    I so love this canvas. I would buy and put it on my wall without hesitating.

    Reply

  • Barb

    |

    Wow, this is beautiful. I am thinking that New Jersey, just like Germany, should be the next exhibition of your work.
    Barb
    North Carolina

    Reply

  • Mary W

    |

    Really good art AND pretty to look at too!

    Reply

  • Rebecca

    |

    Ooo I love the feel if this, street scenes are great, super work
    Happy craftin
    Rebecca

    Reply

  • Karenliz

    |

    WOW this is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see more.

    Reply

  • jackie

    |

    Wow Nat- I love these pieces you are creating- just gorgeous!!

    Reply

  • Sue Clarke

    |

    Wow Nat, you’ve crossed the line and are now doing ART in a major way. Please take this for what I mean. You’ve always done art with paper and more but you’re mixed media and such has reached a new level IMHO/ Hugs, Sue

    Reply

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


The maximum upload file size: 3 MB.
You can upload: image.
Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.