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My friend moved intoFullSizeRender_2 a new home with lots of blank walls –> art commission for Brooke! And what’s more, I was able to paint a beautiful European landscape with a castle for it!

She started off by showing me various photos, and I had the freedom to piece them together and create my own composition. After compiling a master photo for reference in Photoshop, I got the approval and began to paint. Like other projects, I started with a drawing then moved on to an acrylic layer. I find this step particularly important when painting on large surfaces (this was a 30×40). If you don’t have the basic colors already put down, you often have to cake oil paint on to make it opaque enough (and oil paint is more expensive than acrylic paint). This painting took me about a week and was delivered right in time for Christmas.

Fun project! Happy days!

Burg Eltz painting

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