This work started as a transparent watercolor painting but I just wasn't getting the effect I was looking for. The handmade paper for it has a very rough surface which, for me, I like. The painting was put aside for about six months to figure out where to go with it.
I finally decided to work in acrylic paint instead. The paper is heavy enough for it and it was experimental to start with. I ended up keeping a few parts of the painting as the transparent watercolor being left alone and integrating the two. The shadows and light refractions turned out to make this a very interesting piece, with focus on a few lights and peeling paint with the neon glass and shadows in the background making it rustic in nature. The paper has a unique and uneven deckle on all sides.