Here we go...oops! Almost forgot to get a photo before I slapped on the paint (2 brownish toned stripes going to the edges of the canvas).
I got pretty involved and a lot of ground and effects put in before I stopped to sit back and take a good look at what was going on and what needed to be worked on.
One particularly lumpy area was bothering me so I decided to slash into it. The turquoise colour hanging down is the slashed piece of fabric, revealing a silky bluish material beneath.
This is the first final rendition. I'm pretty happy with it, although there's something still a bit undefined about the front door area.
Inspiration! Thinking about the painting before going to bed, I wonder"What if I painted those triangular shapes in front of the door as if they were potted shrubs?" Nah. Too risky. But next morning, I can't shake the idea so I give it a go. And I like the effect!
Palazzo with Potted Plants
(18 x 24"acrylic, fabric, photo transfer on canvas)