Story Behind the Painting:
“Choo Choo” was the first real painting that I did for Marc, our firstborn’s, nursery because I wanted something happy and colourful and vibrant.
I thought the animals would be a fun way to learn and we would have fun with making the animal noises. 🙂
Friends then asked if I could reproduce this for their children’s room.
That was how ‘Milc by Mishell’ was originated – to create beautiful prints for the Modern Home – because I am terrible at making the same thing twice.
“Choo Choo” has now become one of our most beloved prints by both adults and children – which I am so grateful for. The original piece currently still hangs in my children’s bedroom – just above Emily’s cot.
I believe its the simplicity of the painting and the vibrant, happy animals that help attract the attention of both the little ones and adults’ hearts.
I apologise for the slightly dark photos (I didn’t have the hindsight then to take nicer photos) but I thought you may enjoy an insight into how this painting was created.
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 8″ x 24″ (20cm x 61cm)
Date of Painting: 2012