I did this painting last year because I've been trying to teach myself how to paint building.
Not realistically - just to help add interest and a story to my pieces.
I wasn't particularly thrilled with the buildings piece, as a whole but definitely aspects of it. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it... when I got back from leave I decided to add this lady to the piece. I'm sooooo in love with where we are heading together. I have managed to hang onto the aspects of the buildings I was loving... I definitely want to do more pieces like these.
Sometimes I forget how wonderful it is to do backgrounds first and how they become part of the painting instead of trying to find something creative to fill the backgrounds with.
I called her Mother of the City but decided to look up how to say that in Italian - after all it's Italian inspired buildings.... "Madre della Città".