The past week, between weeding people's gardens, sanding/repainting rusty metal chairs (a long-delayed project), and a city day, I painted this oil, 30"x36". Below are 3 detail photos (which I also like as compositions in themselves) and then the complete painting.
This piece is unusual because one, I don't often work this size (and I loved doing so); two, the image is based not on my own photo or experience, but on someone else's photo I found online. I feel slightly awkward about this, though I suppose other artists/designers do the same. While it is my own hand-drawn and painted composite, I stuck with her perspective & framing. I was inspired by the circus theme of a show a friend is curating, which I may or may not be in (I think she'd need a smaller work). Usually I have the opposite problem, in which my little paintings get lost in a room of larger art.
The whole painting. If the photographer somehow comes across this, I hope that it'll be taken in the spirit of a shared visual reference point.. mutual appreciation for a certain perspective. Step right up.