Monday, January 2, 2012

Far From Shore

Far From Shore is my most recently completed piece. I actually finished this in early December 2011, but have intentionally held off on blogging about this piece. This acrylic painting was specially ordered by a good friend of mine, Amanda, to be given as a gift to her boyfriend from Christmas. She chose the photo and I created my own interpretation of it based on colours, stylistic features, and other suggestions she gave me. I appreciated that she gave me both guidance on what she was looking for, and also the creative license to make this truly a creation of my own.

I enjoyed this process thoroughly. I re-worked the colours several times until I got it right. My favourite part of it was working my palette knife on the water to create the illusion of gentle motion, depth, and light reflection.

I really enjoyed the process of creating a custom piece. I especially liked meeting up with Amanda to show her the final product, knowing all along that she'd love it. And she did! And apparently so did her boyfriend when he received it as a gift. If you are interested in having a customized original piece of artwork created for me, please don't be shy and drop me a line. I will be happy to work with you to create a piece of art you'll love having on your wall.

1 comment:

Tina L. Hook said...

Color me impressed! Love this.