I was delighted this month to be asked to work up a commission to sit in a beautiful apartment in Monaco, France.
My client had a vision of pale blues, whites, and pinks. She wanted the overall feel to be light, airy and peaceful. I worked up the below mood board for her which consisted of some of my previous pieces she liked, a colour palette, and references to other pieces I thought worked well and fitted her brief.
The Mood Board
In the Studio
I really enjoyed using the colours in the palette as I've never used them before - this pale blue was a bit of a challenge just to get the balance right. I started working the painting up in dark blues and lots of texture, and then painted on top of this to work up a base of this pale baby blue colour. I started shaping forms and colours and creating an almost 'terrazzo' effect out of shapes. At the size this piece was which was 1m x 1m, it had a really statement effect despite being such soft colours.
The Final Piece
Upon completion of the painting, we decided to go for a shadow gap white frame which just brought the piece together - it instantly gives it a contemporary edge!
I'm pretty happy with how this piece turned out - so much so that once it was sitting in my living room I didn't want to give it up!
I've decided to call this piece 'pearl blue' because of its light, fresh (and obviously blue) palette.
Its now arrived safely in Monaco and I can't wait to see it up in the apartment.