Commission Painting Completed

Finally, I can reveal the completed commissioned painting. There have been little snippets as I have gone along, but just portions because I was always worried the happy couple might see it!

This was not an easy painting – unlike the one for my friend Thienhuong which is just flowing. This painting involved some tough choices, the hardest of which was painting over the chequerboard floor I had so paintstakingly assembled.

Despite the struggle, in the end I found my way. Strangely enough, I found my way by returning to “my way”. I started this painting with things I never do… such as a pencil sketch of the figure and a planned idea of what the finished piece would look like. Of course, the figure is not where it was in pencil; the head is entirely different and the planned ideas went out the window. It was a lesson in trusting intuition and leaving planning for my analytics at work.

In the end it is beautiful, it is generous, it is very special.


Posted on December 2, 2008, in Art. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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