Remember the canvas I found was getting too precious last week? You can see the post here.
After I stepped away I began to see buildings in it, so that’s the direction I went. I wanted to stay with the purples and I didn’t have a lot of purple colors. I started mixing the ones I had together to make new ones. Suddenly, I had all the purples I needed.
Blue paint washed on the sky – I was hesitant to cover up the background because I liked it, but I had to sacrifice it for the final look.
Not enough contrast between the sky and the buildings for the look I was aiming for, so I darkened the sky (see the next picture) to make the windows pop a bit more.
A few words and numbers covered in paints, cardboard birds, and I darkened up the blue sky a bit more.
I had to add more whimsy to it so I added photos of my family but colored them with Portfolio oil pastels. A shrink plastic banner. A few painted cardboard stars for the sky and I felt it was finished.
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