Irises – 11”x14” – acrylic on canvas – June 2019 – SOLD

Two weeks ago, after having finished the painting Smashed Cars, I decided to loosen things up and paint a painting in a single day instead of the usual few weeks.

Smashed Cars – 12″x16″ acrylic on canvas

I went almost the whole month of April without painting, and it was tough. Sometime in March my youngest son and his friend thought it would be fun to smash up a bunch of Hot Wheels cars and create stories for what happened to each car. I did this exact thing with my own cars and other toys when I was a kid. I still regret the destruction of a good amount of Transformers that I’d love to have back.

When they were finished I dumped the car carcasses in the kitchen sink and arranged them until I found a layout I liked. This is how this painting came to be.

Smashed Cars – Chris Bordenca – 12″x16″ acrylic on canvas

Here is the time lapse video of the painting process.