I was really happy with how this piece turned out, although it was a slow process and there was a lot of trial and error with composition - once I got there I think the piece looks super statement yet soft because of the colours chosen, and the client loves it.
This will be packaged up with a lot of love and care and sent to its new home in Manchester, I'll hopefully get some pictures from the client and do an update with how it looks in its new home. I love seeing how the pieces sit in the interiors they are designed for. Watch this space!
The main inspiration I took from these pictures are of the garden and an existing piece in the space. I loved the greens and blues in this digital print - and the pops of pink in the florals in the garden.
The final piece
'The Japanese word Komorebi describes the moment when sunlight filters through trees and leaves - the interplay between the light and the leaves.'
These are some of the images Claire sent to me in regards to colour palette for the piece. You can see how this would tie in to her guest bedroom palette - think fresh, contemporary with warm terracotta colours. I got started and sent her pictures and videos throughout the process. My first attempt with this piece was a bit pink, and had to reign it back in to become a bit more neutral. This happens more often than not on a commission, and why it is so important to me to work closely with the customer to make sure I am on the right track for their vision of what they want in the room, as well as mine. I find working with the customer closely to be more rewarding, as its more like a 'collaboration' and makes it much more interior focused.
The guest bedroom has a definite Scandinavian look, along with eclectic ceramics and warm tones in the furnishings. I was particularly inspired by the ceramics and pottery pictured in the lower left image. I wanted to capture the textures, beiges and clay colours which capture the room so well.
The finished piece...
Ta-da! The finished painting. I called this 'clay sunset'. Clay because it reminds me of handmade pottery, sunset because of the warm colours and fades. You can see how the colour palettes that Claire had chosen & the mixture of the existing room interior has influenced the final piece. The size for this was 600 x 600mm, and was mostly acrylic combined with some collage to create a lot of texture.
I dropped this off to Claire as she is Glasgow based, and it was amazing seeing it being featured in her open virtual house at the weekend along with all of the other goodies on offer (the full video I will link below). You can shop the look for this bedroom and the rest of the house via her website.
This piece was a pleasure to do, I had so much fun, and it looks amazing combined with her eclectic taste - now I can't wait to get started on my next piece!