I recently finished up my most ambitious and detailed painting to date! The subject is a beautiful Spanish-style building in Santa Barbara, California. Back when I lived out in Los Angeles I visited Santa Barbara fairly often and grew to love the area. This is a real building in downtown, but I took a lot of liberties with the surroundings in order to turn it into more of a rural hacienda.
All in all I probably spent over 50 hours on this, with a large portion of that time dedicated to small things like individual tree branches and the texture of the stucco. I was ultimately going for a sort of folk art style with simple shapes and colors, maybe with a tiny bit of de Chirico mixed in there somehow. I’m especially pleased with some of the details on the tree, the realism of the building and the colors/shapes of the rolling hills.Amazon & iTunes!