We live in a crazy cool, very eclectic small house. It’s over a hundred years old in a great little neighborhood in Southern California. Our landlord added on to the tiny house in the 1980’s. In addition to a little square footage, he also added some unique artistic details like these funky hand-cut and laid “stars” hidden all around the house.
It also has a great front porch with the perfect space for a large piece of art. I usually hang one of my stick contraptions, a handmade wreath or some sort of artistic project, I like to switch it up.
I wanted something new in the space and I decided to do a painting on canvas with outdoor paint, since the spot will get some direct sunlight in the afternoon. The only issue was finding a good sized canvas, for cheap!
That same day, I went for a walk in the neighborhood and I spotted this really nice, perfectly sized, previously painted canvas left out on the curb for free! It was perfect!
That’s how this piece started. I used only one color plus black and white, and I scratched the paint off some parts so the original olive colored painting peeks through in some parts. I call it “Grove Street” because that’s the name of our street, and it is visible to people walking by. The colors work really well with the house, and the size is perfect for the space!
I hope everyone is staying healthy, cool and creative, have a great rest of your week! 😊