|"Muffins on Main" - 12 x 12 inches - oil on canvas|
This painting took a LONG time to come together and is painted from many different reference photos. I started taking photos before the shop opened for business which explains the flower baskets that have since been taken down for the winter. I kept coming back for more photos as sometimes the customers weren't clearly visible as the windows were steamed up, or, I just didn't like their shape or position.
One of the things I like about this painting, which is a bit cheeky on my part, is that I depicted my artwork hanging inside. Most noticeable is my "Froot Loops" painting inside the left window.
I started by painting the shop windows as this is the focal point of the painting. If I wasn't happy with the windows, then the painting just wouldn't work. It was a tricky balance to depict the interior while showing the reflection of the sky and surrounding trees. I worked slowly and purposefully until it came together.
"Muffins on Main" is a 12" square oil on canvas painting that is presented in a wood, floater frame (see additional photos below). It is available directly from me or at www.LaurieGMiller.com