Another commissioned painting
Creating a custom piece for someone is quite a bit different than creating non-commissioned pieces. I love both as they provide different opportunities and challenges, which always teach me something. Here, I’m working on a commissioned piece that is a large five foot by four foot painting on a premium two-inch deep gallery canvas.
Above you can see an in-progress view of a commissioned piece that will evoke a sense of the organic and express a lot of movement. This early stage of development is where the overall form and the background textures are being created.
Next you can see that more texture, movement and depth has been created. There are many, many layers at this stage. There is a lot more work to do.
With the addition of many more layers and the creation of foreground detail, the focal point has been clarified. Metallics and gems contrast with matte areas. In various lighting settings, the painting takes on very different moods.
The painting leaves interpretation up to your imagination, and suggests deep blue waters, spinning planets, converging dimensions or perhaps a floral bouquet. Celestial Oceans, the chosen name for this piece, has been placed in its new home.