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Fine Art Print, 24″ x 30″, Laughing Buddha. See About Prints
This is acrylic on gallery-wrap canvas, 24″ x 30″ x 1.5″. This is from a walk taken down Manhattan Beach Blvd to the ocean, in Manhattan Beach Blvd. In front of one of the houses is a ceramic Laughing Buddha. One late afternoon I walked by and the light hitting it was just perfect.
I kept a laughing buddha on the ledge of the call board in my daughter’s hospital room. It stayed there throughout her stay in intensive care January through March, all 42 days. It was broken, falling off the ledge, in the confusion of moving, once she had awoken.
The process was to sketch in the masses from the photographs, then airbrush a bright primary undercoat to match the tones and basic colors, then layer acrylic paint over that…
Initially the tree in the foreground didn’t exist. About halfway through it solved where to direct the viewer’s attention.