Original Painting by Adam Jarvis
8" x 10" on balsa wood canvas
This was a spontaneous and special moment. I illustrated this image on the computer with vector art pieces from the Vectorvault collection. Then, I moved it to a balsa wood panel canvas. It's light weight and absorbs paint and ink in a very interesting way. I printed pieces and then assembled them with a light glue wash.
It's been a while since I held a paint brush. Manually mixing colours and layering in waves of tone and emotion. This was a sudden inspiration that dominated the better part of a day. Along the way, I inked in linear elements with markers and pencil crayons. Rulers to line everything up thoughtfully.
The wooden canvas is lined with a black texture trim. It sparkles in the light and feels nice to the touch.
I enjoyed making it.
* This piece comes signed and dated with a letter of gratitude.