One of my all-time favorite artists is Vincent van Gogh; I love his Starry Night. I am by no means 1/100th of 1 percent as talented, but I wanted to do a version of that painting with my hometown of Detroit. So this piece is my attempt at doing so.
It actually wasn't as hard as I thought it would be when I first envisioned it. I found a nicely grained piece of poplar and stained it a dark color that matches my other furniture in my den. After it dried a few days, I taped off the piece, cut out the skyline with my x-acto knife, and painted the skyline. It only took a few hours, and about a week to dry out completely.
I added it to my Etsy store, in case anyone is interested in a similar piece for their favorite city.