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.