I always love to create a custom painting for a collector when ever I am asked. There is great satisfaction in seeing the collectors eyes light up when they know that this was created just for them and their space.
Sometimes the risk is that they may not like it, or it is not what they envisioned but fortunately I have always come through to their awe, although I may have sweated through it.
These pieces tell that story. I visited the collectors home and of course the color palette was not what I would usually work in, but never the less I experimented with this pallette. She wanted BIG FLOWERS, OK… 70’s colors of Rust Red, Harvest Gold, and Avocado Green, with big flowers, of course I can do that. I started off mixing and matching those colors but she didn’t feel that I was interpreting what she wanted. So I started over…
She had stated that she didn’t really want any Blue…so I made the sky more sage. She didn’t like the sky, it was to grey for her , “How about some blue”, she asked. OK blue it was. “Oh, the blue is to dark”, so I lighten the blue. “To much blue can you put in some fluffy clouds” sure. So I redid the sky a total of four times, and she proudly stated “You nailed it”.
Sometimes that’s how it goes, an exercise in patience and endurance. But always rewarding, and what better place to be but in the studio painting.
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