My latest commissioned painting

November 26 2013

I have just finished my latest commissioned piece.  Here’s how this project developed in the following series of “work in progress” photos…

It is always lovely to be asked to work on commissioned projects. My customer really liked my collection of abstract mixed media collage artworks inspired by many studies exploring my response to movement, light and reflections of the sea.

Tropical Waters - After the Rain

Tropical Waters – After the Rain

I love a new challenge – sharing ideas and working with my customer to create something just for them. It can also bring a wealth of new ideas to create new inspiration for my own projects. My customer had a particular colour palette in mind, so having discussed the proposed work and made some preparatory sketches and colour samples, here’s how the project started…

Commission-coloursamples

Commission colour samples

Work in progress - watercolour and pen on paper

Work in progress – watercolour and pen on paper

This was followed by tearing up these painted sheets of watercolour paper… re-constructing selected pieces that work with a newly painted watercolour background paper… looking for movement and synergy between the different torn pieces… to create the final collage and mixed media artwork.

Torn painted papers

Tearing and selecting painted papers

And here’s the finished artwork! I am pleased with how this has turned out, and my customer liked it so much they commissioned two further small artworks to compliment the first.  I hope to get a photo of them once they are in their new home so I can share with you then.

First completed commissioned artwork

First completed commissioned artwork

Second commissioned artwork

Second commissioned artwork

Third commissioned artwork

Third commissioned artwork

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