One of the main things I love about commissions is how different each brief is and my clients visions can be. This month I was approached to do an abstraction on a 60 x 90cm canvas of a special location in Scotland, using colours to compliment my clients space.
They have existing teal wallpaper in their period home, so the main objective was to use colours to compliment the space. The room has a huge window which opens out onto the river tay in Dundee, Scotland. They wanted to capture the tay in the piece and use the painting as a focal point above a fireplace.
As always, I worked up a mood board for them before starting the piece. I focused on bringing in the colours in their walls, as well as introducing some contrasting neutrals to compliment existing architectural features and bring different tones to the piece.
The river tay is a beautiful expanse of water, and I wanted to capture the flowing tones and reflections in the location, the bridge and its linear qualities, as well as some characteristics of Dundee city itself.
Can you see the resemblance?
and... TA DA! finito!
Can't wait to see this framed and up in its new home. I really enjoyed doing this piece and seeing the final result. For more info on commissions head to the commissions tab, where I will talk through the process a bit more and hopefully answer some questions!