My brother asked for a painting for Christmas, whatever I wanted to do, but with him in mind. I obsessed a lot about what to paint and in the end I looked at the work of his favorite artists, put on his favorite music and thought about where he lives (Spain). It turned out to be a lot of fun, not my usual kind of painting, it was great to use a vibrantly warm palette and also a more linear approach. I was really nervous about giving it to him (so much easier to buy him something), but thankfully he was delighted, which was a blessed relief!! Below is the only photo I have of the painting (taken luckily by someone else) just after he opened it.