April 27, 2011

San Miguel Painting

Here are a couple of photos of my first effort, my "obra de arte"..a grand, black stallion against the colorful San Miguel walls.  Basically, it came about after trying to find a large painting for the wall in our bedroom.  There are many art galleries in San Miguel, full of beautiful works; but it made me think, "why can't I do my own"?  Our roof terrase was a potentially great studio.  All I needed were two pieces of string to hang the canvas on the wall, some acrylic paints and a brush...well, maybe a few other things as well.

It is from a photo that I found in a coffee table book.  Done in acrylic paint in three days, including the hanging of it on our bedroom wall.  I have to say I'm pleased with it.