As I have said before, my favorite musician is Jeremy Camp. He has seen photos of a few of my painting as many of my paintings are based on several of his songs. In July of 2014 I heard about a concert at my alma mater that I realized pretty quickly was during the university’s homecoming weekend. The concert included my favorite artist Jeremy Camp. I wanted to create another painting based on one of his songs and asked God for one. Within 10 minutes I had a sketch for his song “Come Alive”. I had it pictured in my head and figured out how I wanted to do it. The hardest part came to painting it as I knew how I wanted the buildings to look without using watercolor paints as I primarily use acrylic and the canvases I have are for acrylic or oil paints. I spent a week mulling it over in my mind not even touching the painting after I got the sketch transferred over to the canvas. I was able to get the paint thinned out enough to get the watercolor effect without the runny mess that can happen with watercolors. As I was painting the buildings, I determined they looked hideously awful which is what I wanted. The point of that half of the painting was to show a dark, drab, lost world while the other half was to kind of show a world that had come more alive as the colors are more vibrant and not dull, gray, and dreary.
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