This painting was named 'shifting sand' because it reminds me of the rocks and sand left by the tide at the beach. I feel like this piece was super special because the palette is very minimal, and this is something I'd like to continue to explore in my work.
My client for this commission has very specific taste and style in her home and wanted to capture her style in this painting. Her home interior features lots of whites, creams and neutrals with hints of sage greens and dusty mint colours. She put together an amazing mood board, and I got started.
Her taste was super refined so I wanted to capture this in the painting. She liked these images of thick paint creating texture and then combining this with minimal colour, so I used my palette knife and layers of gesso to create the final textural piece. I also added pops of very subtle sage colours in to create a tiny bit of contrast - but the initial change in colour is so subtle that its almost unnoticeable! Once I had the texture and colours finalised, I then went in with finer details and small brushes to create linear mark making which added some more detail to the piece.