This painting has a story book illustration quality to it. The charming cottage was inspired by an actual structure near where I live, and it seemed to call out to me to draw it. The rest of the composition grew from there, as if the story was being revealed to me as I drew. It reflects a bit of my own lifestyle, no doubt. But painting is a visual journal of the artist, especially this artist.
I love the opportunity to use vibrant colors, fantasy and stylization in a piece, all of which are integrated in this painting.