Traveling and experiencing new places is one of the most important things to me. Wanderlust often strikes, and before I know it, I find myself in a new location, near or far. I spent a month in Barcelona in 2014, and I fell in love with the city as soon as I arrived. The long narrow streets twisted and winded down around apartment buildings and every little shop imaginable. I took hundreds of pictures while in Barcelona, Spain, and I decided to paint this one out of many since it captured the experience of being there so well.

This painting is completely Barcelona in November: buildings rising up on either side, people coming and going, and a little rain to reflect lighting. I painted this acrylic on canvas for several months. The color palette is intentionally limited to create a mood within the piece and capture the environment when I took this picture. After completing this painting, I gave it as a gift to my mom and its currently hanging in her house; a little touch of Spain she can look at whenever she wants.