Its been a while since I updated my blog, or wrote about any commissions in general. 2021 so far has been overwhelmingly busy - for the first time since setting up business I've had to stop taking commissions and created a waiting list. I love doing what I do and feel SO lucky to call it work. I thought I'd write about one of my first commissions of the year for my first 2021 blog post. This painting was for a period property in england - big windows, traditional architectural details - dreamy! I was approached to create this piece for a living room from Luce - commonly known as 'whereluceeats' on instagram - shes a foodie blogger and creates the most AMAZING dishes. I'm lucky to have some very interesting clients!
Her new living room was to be painted farrow & balls railings - a deep black colour with a tiny hint of blue. She was ordering one deep green sage sofa and beige sofa, and wanted the painting to be hung over the black mantel piece and wood burner. Below are some photographs of the existing space I was creating the painting for, and the moodboard I brought together for her.
The moodboard combined a mix of neutrals, sage green and dark navys. Looking at the dark wall I thought something quite light and neutral would stand out against the wall colour, but then with darker blacks/navys to contrast this. I thought adding in some tones from the sofas would be great - the navy/blues and olive colours bounce well off of each other. I was also thinking a warm, beige tone might just bring in some of the warmth from the floor and really compliment the room as a whole.
The process of creating the painting was a breeze - I wanted it to have a light base but with strong shapes and colours. The was the final painting. When sending it to Luce I also created a visualisation which allowed her to see what the painting would look like above the fireplace.
The final look : seeing it in the interior it was made for!
Always my favourite part, Luce is planning on getting the painting framed but sent me some photographs of the space when the painting arrived. I just love how it sits next to those dark walls!!
I loved the painting so much and missed it when it was eventually sent away. This was a bit different as I used bigger blocks of colour than I normally work with, but I think it worked well!
Thank you so much to everyone who reads my little blog or has commissioned/bought a painting from me this year already.