I actually finished this piece last week but I wanted to surprise Gina, so the post had to wait until after she got it in the mail. Fortunately, that day was today! This is an 18″ x 24″ painting on watercolor paper. The instructions were to depict an abstract crown, preferably using blue and turquoise. I’ve had the opportunity to visit their house many times, so I also had a pretty good idea of the color scheme I should work in. Clearly, I used a lot of metallic paints. I’ve been really into them as of late, especially for highlights. I use them a lot more prominently in this piece, which I think works given the subject matter.
After she texted me saying I should post about it, I realized the only pictures I have of this painting were from my blackberry. I’m probably not the only artist who does this, but I have this habit of taking pictures of a piece with my phone, as I work on it. What results are little chunks of photos that give a little montage of the progression of my paintings.
It’s actually pretty cool to look at, and I noticed I also did it with this piece. I have them for the latest finished mural (the ripe fruit one), and also for the black and white commission in the post before this. I think I will post those progressions at a later time, (maybe when I want to post something but have no new projects going on) because they’re pretty cool.
For now, I’ll post the few pictures I have of this piece so you can get a glimpse of the process. I will probably do this purposefully from now on. Anyways, I’m glad it was well received and I hope you all enjoy it too.