I was commissioned to create a painting to fit perfectly into my clients lovely kitchen and dining area. Their friends call it the “beach kitchen” (even though they live in London) as it has a relaxing vibe which includes pastel hues which might remind you of a beach scape. They had envisioned a piece to contrast with the light pink walls and light grey kitchen cupboards, but keeping with a beach theme - think of stormy greys and textures, play of reflections and shapes resembling shells and sandy textures.
My client was really drawn to my “nights by the bay” piece which capture the colour palette they wanted. Think a base of dark blues, greens and greys, then adding in whites and light greys with pops of pink to compliment the walls and bring some light and contrast to the dark. This piece was all about contrasting linear elements with strong organic flowing shapes. My client then sent through some interior photographs which included a close up of their granite worktops which are white with swirls of grey, and asked if I could include an element inspired by that stormy look that they capture.
For every commission I do I create a moodboard based on the brief, and send this to the client to see so we are both along the right lines of colour and influence. I then always refer to this when I am beginning the painting & throughout the process.
The Final Painting
The final painting I've named 'fragments of the tide' - and you can probably see why. I think it captures a stormy sea scape well, but also looks contemporary and abstract enough. Really enjoyed doing this piece and my clients were lovely! Onto the next one now...