Getting these paintings to their final end was a jolly ride that consisted of many back and forth texts and photos between my client from McKinley Burkart and I, and many hours spent painting away into the wee hours of the night. Along the ride, I brought two other paintings to full completion, which I'm guessing now reside in either the offices of the two boys, or in their homes..... as luck would have it, they were not meant to grace the beautiful walnut walls of the final destination, the 4th St Phil + Sebastian.
Journeys being what journeys are, the ride was pretty ripe with trepidation, loud sighing, and outright panic. There's nothing like the hot burning fire of a deadline.....twice.....to get the creative juices flowing.
Here are some images of the earlier process...
And a journey it was.
Tah Dah! Despite how agonizing I made it sound, it really wasn't. At all. It was a complete blast to work on. Nothing but fun. Fun. Fun.