The ‘Sun Street’ Story

During the ‘Bloom True with Flora Bowley‘ painting e-course I took towards the end of 2013, I painted three 24 x 24 inch canvases. I have already shown two of them (here and here) and today I’m showing you the third, which is my favourite…

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Many, many layers have gone into this canvas (as always!) as I worked it and re-worked it until I was happy with it. It went through so many transitions! By December I knew I wanted to paint some quirky houses. I tried, but the houses were too straight and conventional. Also, I had painted them into a night-time scene and it ended up looking like a giant Christmas card! Appropriate for the time of year, but no good.

I left it alone for most of January. I hung it up on the wall where I could see it all the time and I often sat ruminating over how I might transform it.

And then I got a copy of ‘Cloth, Paper, Scissors’ magazine and was hugely inspired by an article in there by fellow artist Jodi Ohl. I knew then that I needed to get some of that vibrancy and whimsy on to my canvas.

I absolutely loved creating this one. I used a lot of acrylic modeling paste through stencils to give plenty of 3D texture, which really makes you want to run your hand over it all :)

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I added extra doodled details with acrylic paint pens, and that made all the difference; made it look finished.

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Parting with this canvas is going to be difficult. But part with it I must! It’s yours if you want it.

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