A favorite place to go to lunch with friends...Hyde Park 13th St. Pub & Grill
2.5' x 4', acrylic on canvas
Nothing feels better than to finish a challenging painting that became a "beast" along the way but was ultimately tamed. Three weeks later I can now declare it finished!! This was the case with Hyde Park. A 2.5' x 4' triptych acrylic painting on canvas.
Having focused for the past year on learning to paint with soft pastels, I was far FAR outside my comfort zone switching to acrylic paints...especially for a painting this large. Picking up paint brushes and struggling through this painting wasn't easy. However, it was a labor of love for a dear friend. In the long run it was well worth the agony it bestowed upon me (even though I will always wish it was just a little bit better). At least it's finished! Yay!! I'll post a couple progress shots. Then I'm going to enjoy a beer and salsa on the back patio. Ahhhh, life is good!