This painting was created live, using an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Procreate app, from direct observation at a Google fundraising holiday event in support of a women’s shelter in Palo Alto. As I painted my iPad screen was displayed on two large screens along the wall plus two ceiling mounted LED panels so everyone at the event could enjoy watching the creative process unfold. Guests were fascinated by what I was doing and came over and asked lots of questions. The music you hear playing in the background is the first movement from Brandenburg Concerto No.3 by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by the Magical Heart Strings trio (Ilana, Gretchen and Julia).


After the event I produced for the client a magnificent 64″ x 36″ pigment ink print on canvas of the final artwork, hand embellished with acrylic glazing, paint and varnish.

Huge thanks to Dawn and her team for being such a pleasure to work with!

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