Thursday, February 13, 2014

Commissioning a Painting - It's Easier Than You Think!

Are you looking for a dynamic, abstract painting to finish or refresh your space? I make the process of commissioning an artwork a painless and even enjoyable experience through understanding and being responsive to time constraints and working in close collaboration with my clients. Below are just a few examples of recently completed projects:

Installation view of "Abstract Landscape (ocean no.1)" Oil on canvas, 72 x 72"

I was commissioned to do this large-scale abstract for a private collector's family room. As you can see, they needed something big and dynamic to activate the space. To start the project, I completed 4 works on paper to serve as study references for the larger painting. My client selected the work below and asked for a few revisions before I continued on to the final painting. The whole process took approximately 6 weeks.

"Abstract Landscape (oceans 1)" Study painting on paper for large-scale commission

For this commission, my client wanted a piece that referenced the abstract painting below. I revised the work and expanded the composition to create a horizontally oriented artwork perfectly scaled for the space. As an abstract painter with a focus on color, structure and shape - I welcome the opportunity to do these variations, they dovetail perfectly with my painting practice.

"Dark Landscape" Variable edition painting

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Talbott Hotel Chicago

Scarf no.2 (2013) Oil on canvas, 60 x 40"

I recently had the good fortune of placing 2 artworks in the newly renovated Talbott Hotel in Chicago. Many thanks to the wonderful art consultant Daniel Kinkade for making this possible. 

Twirl, Variation 2 (2014) Digital print and oil on canvas, 50 x 50"

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