I wanted to do a city scape that was a bit more hand drawn and not so perfect. I'm trying to be a bit more loose lately so I figure I should try that mentality with my artwork too. I wanted to have these white buildings that were drawn in with Sharpie marker... but THEN, I thought it needed some texture so I added newspaper to just give it a little something extra. Well, you know how that goes, one thing led to another and I then wanted texture in the sky... and I whitewashed the buildings because I didn't want the newsprint to be legible... and then the paint started to run and I liked the way it looked so it turned into one sloppy mess and my bedroom floor aka my 'studio' now is a piece of artwork itself.
I decided even before I began painting that this was going to be for one of my roommates for her new place (sadly, we are parting ways after two years, but I could not be any happier for her). When this mess began to spin a bit out of control I made her sit with me while I painted (she did not know this was going to be for her), so I kept asking... "do you like this?" "do you think this works?" "it needs something else doesn't it?" and I know her well enough to know she's a fan of whatever I do but at the same time tell me the honest truth. Finally I couldn't hold it in any longer (this being after she told me she loved it) and I told her it was for her. I love making people happy! It only took two years of her asking me to paint her something for it to actually happen, but sometimes you just have to wait for the right inspiration!