|"Rise & Shine" (24x48 watercolor and acrylic on canvas)|
To get a good feel for what a new client is envisioning, I start by showing them a gallery of my paintings so they can select their favorite style...controlled drips, flowers, trees, hills, flowy nebula/glob things....all of the above?!
My client wanted a large piece in the style of my classic drip/colorful skyscapes with the nature element (trees/flowers). Next step: colors! She informed me that the room for the piece has grey walls with a few pops of yellow/blue accent decor, but mostly plain. Her requested colors for the piece were bright green, bright pink, and greys/blues/yellows. ....time to create!
|Some people create a vision board. I use a vision window :) Playing with bright greens + pinks|
I also enjoyed painting this piece because it was a new canvas size I'd never worked with before! I typically create vertical pieces, so this was my first giant horizontal creation -- I must say...it was really fun! With each new canvas size and orientation, I find that my beginning, middle, and end approach to the piece is generally the same, but my final touches are modified slightly in order to get the same OJD style.
In honor of the [best] city [on earth] where this painting will be residing, let's fire up some Prince, shall we? One of my favorite songs....
Prince "FUNKNROLL" via Youtube