|When a long time collector, Tracy G, contacted me again and said she had a new idea for a gift, I was excited! I had created a portrait for her husband a couple years back of him with a fish and it turned out beautifully printed large on canvas. This would not be a portrait though.|
Her family had long visited a mercado in Laredo, Mexico for vacation and with the growing drug violence, had been forced to stop. It was a family tradition and very disappointing to her parents, whom she shared a close bond with. It occurred to her to take her memory of this special place and immortalize it in a timeless piece of art. Something to serve as a reminder of those precious times they shared together. So she sent me a low-quality washed out photo of the market and asked if I could revitalize the bright colors, remove several elements and people, and capture that fun, summer time mood. We then printed it 11×17 on stretched canvas. How do you think it turned out?
See full post here: Austin Artist Sketchbook2011-05-11.