Original Biggie Crown Painting

Spread Love It’s The Brooklyn Way

Original Notorious BIG Painting on Canvas

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Spread Love It’s The Brooklyn Way – Canvas Painting

This original Biggie crown painting, on a 12″ x 16″ handmade organic cotton canvas, says “Spread Love It’s The Brooklyn Way”. Painted with archival acrylic paints, it features a color palette of burgundy, purple, crimson, white, black and gold.

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Original Formentera Seascape Painting on Canvas

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Original Seascape

Formentera, Spain

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Formentera, Spain – Seascape Painting on Canvas

The inspiration for this seascape painting came from a beach on the Spanish island of Formentera, and the beautiful blue hues of the Mediterranean Sea!

The canvas is made of Texas-grown organic cotton and is hand-stretched and hand-primed. The wood stretcher bars are FSC-certified and the all-natural gesso primer is made of limestone power, French marble dust, water and a touch of honey.

The canvas measures 8″ in height and 20″ in length.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/676523002/original-beach-seascape-painting-on

El Café de Andalucía Watercolor Painting

Original Painting Inspired by a Coffee in Sevilla

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El Café de Andalucía Watercolor Painting

Painting Inspiration

This original coffee watercolor painting was inspired by a delicious afternoon coffee in Seville, Spain, in the barrio of Heliópolis! Heliópolis is a neighborhood on the outskirts of Sevilla, where I lived as a college student for a semester in 2004, close to the Real Betis soccer stadium.

The coffee mug says “El Café de Andalucía”.

The artwork itself, on archival watercolor paper, measures 9″ x 12″.

Frame Details

Gallery-style wood frame with a clean modern look
Choose from the following stains – Espresso, White, Black, White Wash, or Burgundy
Double white mat – archival – acid-free
Anti-reflective glass
Inside frame dimensions measure 11″ x 14″ and outside dimensions measure 15 1/8″ x 12 1/8″

https://www.etsy.com/listing/690419037/el-cafe-de-andalucia-original-framed

Original Rose Watercolor Painting

4×6 Rose Painting, 8×10 Frame

 

This small-size rose painting is on archival watercolor paper and is available in a variety of wood and aluminum metal frame options! It comes with a triple white mat that is also archival and acid-free, along with anti-reflective glass for the frame. You can see photos of all of the options here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/689543767/4×6-original-rose-watercolor-painting

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Framed Rose Watercolor Painting – 4×6 Painting in an 8×10 Frame

Framed Teddy Bear Watercolor

Original Teddy Bear Painting

This original framed teddy bear watercolor painting is a cute nursery art addition to your nursery or kids room decor! This teddy bear is painted with a gold heart and has hues of light blue.

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Framed Teddy Bear Watercolor

Various frame colors are available, in both wood and aluminum options.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/685654029/original-teddy-bear-watercolor-painting

Framed Brooklyn Bridge Ink Art

Original Brooklyn Bridge Drawing

This is an original framed illustration of the Brooklyn Bridge in black ink! The drawing itself measures 9.5″ wide by 9″ in height and is on archival heavyweight white drawing paper.

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Framed Brooklyn Bridge Ink Drawing

It comes in your choice of an aluminum or wood frame (various color options) and is triple-matted, with anti-reflective glass.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/684872593/original-framed-brooklyn-bridge-ink

Original Framed Sevilla Painting

Sevilla Oranges Painting

This original Sevilla watercolor painting is of a scene of oranges scattered about on a street in Barrio Santa Cruz! The spring in Sevilla is full of the fresh scent of oranges, due to the numerous fragrant orange trees and fallen oranges. This painting is on 9″ x 12″ archival heavyweight watercolor paper and framed in a sleek gallery-quality aluminum frame with a white mat.

Choose Frame Color

This Sevilla painting is available in a variety of aluminum metal frame colors – gold, white, black, turquoise, green, purple, blue or red. The frame measures 12″ x 16″, has a white mat, and anti-reflective glass. Below is a photo of the painting in a gold frame – see my Etsy store to view other frame colors.

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Framed Sevilla Watercolor Painting

Custom Framed Brooklyn Wedding Art

Spread Love It’s the Brooklyn (Vyas) Way

One of my more popular art prints has been a painting that I did of the famous photo of the Notorious BIG wearing a crown, with the words “Spread Love It’s the Brooklyn Way“. Recently I was contacted by an engaged couple in New York City that is going to be getting married in Brooklyn, about purchasing this print but replacing “Brooklyn” with their last name, “Vyas”. They’re going to hang the artwork at their reception and then afterwards in their home.

The art print is on 13″ x 19″ archival luster paper, which I custom framed with a gallery-style gold metal frame with a white mat and anti-reflective glass:

Malgudi Days Mural Paintings at Malgudi Veg in Ashburn

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Malgudi Days Murals

Just a few weeks ago, I completed two mural paintings at the new Malgudi Veg restaurant in Ashburn, VA! Malgudi Veg is an Indian vegetarian restaurant, that has absolutely delicious food, and at affordable prices!

The murals are based on illustrations from the famous 1980’s Indian television series Malgudi Days, by R.K. Narayan. The owner of Malgudi Veg provided me with numerous photos of illustrations from the TV show, which we put together to form scenes for the murals, each of which measures approximately 18 feet long.

Sketching out the Murals

Each mural was first sketched out with a few simple tools – a pencil, straight edge ruler, calculator, eraser, and ladder. In these pictures, I’m actually going over my initial pencil lines with black paint markers.

Artist Dave White sketching Malgudi Days mural at Malgudi Veg in Ashburn
Sketching out Malgudi Days mural at Malgudi Veg restaurant in Ashburn

Painted Murals

After drawing all of the black lines with a paint marker, I then used acrylic paint to fill in the rest with brushwork.

Here are photos of the finished murals:

1st Mural Near Entrance:

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Malgudi Veg Mural – Ashburn, VA
Close-Ups of 1st Mural:

2nd Mural by Buffet Tables:

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Malgudi Days Mural at Malgudi Veg Restaurant in Ashburn, Virginia
Close-Ups of 2nd Mural:

and lastly, a photo of the mural by the entrance during dinner hours after the grand opening (with my 2 boys in the foreground)!

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