And I realized that, to most people, it's probably kind of...weird? I mean, trees and windows aren't weird. But they are oddly placed and the whole thing seems almost empty. But...I had a reason to plan it this way.
You see, it's inspired by this photo.
This photo has been the desktop of our computer for a long time now. It is one of my husband's true loves. This is the side of a building on the Harvard University campus. Kevin took a course at Harvard during his first master's program and fell in love with this building.
So I decided to paint it. But I did it from memory, that's why the details are a little bit skewed. I like that my trees have a bit more detail, but do lament the fact that I didn't include horizontal strokes for the yellow paint. I also decided to go with a much more subdued yellow. The actual building is a little intense.
So...an obscure painting has a little meaning now. Hopefully it makes it a bit more special.
Photos For Inspiration - Which to Choose- I wanted to paint some of these photos from our time in EuropeButterflies As Inspiration - You guessed it...how butterflies inspired a painting
Sketch Book - Take Two - See how some paintings turned out that I had originally sketched out in my notebook