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Monday, February 20, 2012

Installed.


The Gallery Wall 


While this is not the best photo of the installed gallery wall, it will give you an idea of how it came together.  The customer wanted to use the lemon painting I created for them a few years ago and this massive clock.  They left the rest up to me.  After a few discussions about subject matter I came up with pomegranates, green apples and the pineapple painting.  You can read more about those works in previous blog posts.

Now I am off to the studio to continue working on a commissioned palm inspired painting.  I have been blogging about working simultaneously on three different commissions, and this is the second, which will receive most of my attention now.  The canvas,  60" x 48", was under painted with black gesso, and the composition sketched on in pencil.


Here is the palette of pigments for this work.


Layers of pigment were applied to the negative space areas.




Some of the stylized palms, that will become background area are laid onto the canvas, and fronds begin to appear on the left side.



The completed painting will hang in an ocean front home in Southern California.


Check back to see progress on this painting.

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