This is on of my favourite paintings I've done, in part because of the following true story. Art class typically goes like this: we're given a picture to look at, we observe a mini-lesson about skills and techniques we need for the piece, and then we all work away with help from the instructor as needed. I was at the final stage in this painting - the people - when someone commented about the sidewalk. What sidewalk? Seriously, up to that point I was painting but not really seeing. It wasn't until someone said it that I realized the couple were on a sidewalk in the rain, and the squiggles were reflections, and the circles were car lights. Sometimes I can be a little dense.
Not bad for a painting where I didn't realize what it was, right?
One of my favourite people and dear friend (who came to visit this summer and gave me an excuse to make Minion Cupcakes) liked this painting so I sent it home with her. She planned on putting it in a bedroom but her husband said it suited a wall in their main living area, so that's where it lives.
Edit: After this post was published, I mentioned to my friend that I wished I still had the picture she's sent me but had deleted it from my phone, so she sent it to me again. After a birthday party for her girls (who turned 3 and 5, and are some of my favourite little people) they were sitting around the fire pit, and looking in the window you can see the painting.
Shared at: Diana Rambles, Life on Lakeshore Drive, Create With Joy, Made in a Day, A Creative Princess