I'll be sharing progress photos (Work In Progress, WIP) a lot on this blog, answering questions that you guys may have, my thoughts on how a pieces is coming along including the struggles; yes almost every piece hits a stage that has me saying "I hate this!" haha. I'll share it all!
My latest commission was this abstract one, hummmm now that i think of it i never named it! FACT: I totally HATE naming my paintings, haha, i think that is the hardest part of it all, coming up with a name to set it all up, and then i worry that if the name sucks the paintings true 'emotions' will get all buggered up, it causes me some serious anxiety! SOOO if you guys want to toss out names to me for paintings you see me working on i'll very gladly consider them if i think it suites the piece. If anyone has any suggestions on a name for this black, white, gray and silver piece that would be great!!!
So back to my blurb on this last commission. It was a piece i was given full freedom on, expect for the color palatte. I think this is one of my favorite ways to paint my abstracts. Hearing those sweet sweet words, "I trust you, do whatever you want" is the BEST thing an artist can hear! Whoooo Hoooooo!!!! She had stated that she really loved the piece i did called "The American Dream", my Great Gatsby inspired abstract with the green light, so i kept that in mind throughout it's creation.
I went over to the clients house and looked at her color scheme she had happening in her room that the piece was being commissioned for. We determined the size that would best fit the space and the colors that would work in the piece. 24x48 was the size, on a gallery depth (which means that its a thicker profile canvas, a deeper canvas) and that the edges of the canvas were to be silver since the wall it was going on was painted in an amazing black paint!!!! Loved it, so dramatic!
So this is the painting i came up with. I mulled it over for a few days and started working on it. Doing these types of 'lined' abstracts are a lot a fun and give me a much needed break from the rigid world of pop art! I think if i was to choose my favorite way of painting, abstract would be it! So much freedom and anything goes. Some people say they see a lake with trees on the horizon, which i totally see, or others say it's just a mass of painted lines. That must be why i like abstract so much to, it's so subjective and no one is right and no one is wrong.
It was painted in acrylic paint AND i got a wicked new sculpting tool! It's so much fun to use, i'll attach a photo of it below. It's like a rubber spatula that you can use to create textures and lines of depth if you have a lot of medium on the canvas. You can also use it in the kitchen too for stuff haha! I might have to buttercream a cake with it one day!
Hope you guys like it! It was a success with the client and she loves it!