Monday, October 24, 2011

A Commissioned Canvas in Beachy Tones

A few weeks ago, I got a commission to do a very large canvas painting. The canvas was 5 feet tall, and it was to go in a master bedroom, on a big blank wall. Here's what Sara said in her email to me:

"I love texture in paintings and we'd like to keep the color scheme within the same general family as the existing room (honeydew, acid green, light blue, white, cream...very relaxing and some would saybeachy-ish)."

She also sent along some inspiration images, and included links to some furniture items that are in the room.

Here is a fabric that is in her bedroom:
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(from Ballard)

And an idea for the "feel" she wanted the painting to have:
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(painting from here)

In keeping with the guidelines for the painting, here is what I came up with:
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It's the first official piece to be done from start to finish in the studio :)

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I also signed it, which I rarely do, but I felt like it made sense here:
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11 comments:

  1. You are one talented girl! Hmmm.. I think you may have found something else you could add to your etsy shop! Just sayin!

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  2. Great to see some of your fine art. Love the painting.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the inspiration behind the painting. I love seeing the process just as much as I enjoy seeing the finished result.

    Wonderful job as always!

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  4. Really great work! I had no idea you could to paintings as well! Maybe I need one???

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  5. I love this! The colors are amazing! I agree with Erika! Very cool to see the process start to finish!

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  6. I love it! I certainly need one of these in my space. Kinda drab right now.


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  7. awwww thanks....mr gwh- perhaps we should talk ;)

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  8. Awesome! I'd love to see a picture of it in the clients space!

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  9. its so gorgeous kristen!!!! I'm loving so much hearing about your studio updates, such a great space!

    eileen
    www.acreativedayblog.com

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  10. WOW...there is not much you can't do....so much talent!

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