It's been quite awhile since I've invented
"garage art" and for those of you who don't know what that is, it is 12x12 canvas paintings that adorn an entrance to your home from the garage! Now, not everyone hangs this art in their garage, but I do and love seeing it as I enter my home whether it's in New York or Florida. Obviously, this piece is Florida garage art!
The story of this piece is that I printed a reference photo awhile ago. I had this cool medium that I painted over the canvas that creates a watercolor surface. I had my doubts, but it worked fantastically well. The medium is called Watercolor Cold Press Ground by Golden Artist Colors and here's the LINK
. It's a marvelous medium and I'm sold on it to convert a canvas surface to accept watercolor.
I ended up painting over the letters with a yellow/orange color as I felt it reminded me too much of snow and didn't contrast enough with the rest of the painting.