Acrylic on Acrylic Board (circa A3) (Unframed)
As I wrote earlier Shizzy is a delightful Chinese teacher who for almost two years has lodged next door. A few weeks ago I painted her portrait as an acrylic sketch, and as a result of that she has asked me to paint a commission piece for her.
As a memento to take back to China she wanted a painting of the front of the house, with her in the doorway. She very much wanted it with the summer roses in bloom.
She gave me two photographs, one winter view with her standing in the doorway, and a summer view with summer foliage, but without her.
I used photoshop to merge the images, and from the resulting image drafted the painting.
This is it. Obviously it’s not for sale, as it’s already sold.
I can’t say that it’s a composition that gave me great joy. painting all the bricks was tedious and so was the foliage. Not an exciting view!
But it’s what Shizzy wanted, and it’s completed.