2020 wasn't great for socialising, and 2021 so far does not seem much better. Instagram and social media has been a LIFE SAVER for me in terms of still managing to connect with clients, other creatives and influencers and I think I'd really struggle without having it there as a creative outlet. I was lucky enough to connect with Kim Mcfarlane who has her own insta page and following under 'the home kim built'. She is based in Glasgow and she loves pink just as much as me, so when she asked me to work up a new painting for her living room I was more than excited! Kims taste is luxe, SUPER feminine, classic and timeless with makes her house updates really interesting to follow - I do have a soft spot for feminine style and Kim nails it with her instagram page.
As I always do with a new commission, I discussed with Kim what kind of style she would like, and took all of the colours in her room to work up a palette which would influence the piece. I loved the mix of dusty purple in her sofa with the cool baby pinks on her wall. I also made a point of taking in the warm orange and browns from her flooring and neutrals found in her mantel piece. Kim then agreed with the moodboard I had sent her, and I used this as I was painting.
The Final Painting
The end result was this lovely pink painting. I think this painting has so much personality and adds a playful edge to the room - its mostly pink, with some graphic shapes and contrasting blues; A pleasure to create and lovely seeing it sitting in Kims lovely room!