The Ivanhoe is a backpacker’s hostel a block away from the train and bus station. I gave this version a decidedly Van Gogh Starry Night look with warmly lit windows and a bit of easy sag to the walls, like a comfortable mattress.
The first version of the Ivanhoe was meant to evoke the lunchbag crowd of workers that frequent the place. This version, at night, signifies a a place to rest.
It was pointed out afterwards that the windows all look like pints of draft beer. Indeed they do: this rendering was entirely unconscious on my part but absolutely appropriate.
Acrylic on linen canvas, 10″ x 10″
Located at: Private Collection