Commission – Beach House
Commissioning is a nerve-wracking process: will the piece turn out, will the customer like it, will I have a white elephant on my hands?
A friend of mine wanted a piece to complement a feature wall of their beach house. It was challenging space: wide but with limited height. I decided the best solution would be a series of paintings using the same colour palette. Given the feature wall was already a bold (but beautiful) colour, I considered the final presentation, opting for large clean white matting to define each piece in the series. As such, I sourced appropriate sized frames, and used 30.5cm x 30.5cm canvas panels as the base.
Next was the conundrum of what style of painting and what colours. Being for a beach house, the customer wanted a watery theme. Their choice of paint colour (Dulux Amulet Gem) also implied this direction. To tie in completely with the feature wall, I purchased a pot of Amulet Gem for use in the piece, adding shades of navy, green, gold, white and just a hint of pink.
Using multiple flip cups, I was able to create an effect of water running down a pane of glass (which reminded me of the waterwall at the National Gallery of Victoria, hence I called the collection “Drizzle Trio”) The final result was stunning – which I largely attribute to using the wall colour in the artwork. I loved the colour so much, I used it in a number of other pieces!
If you would like a custom piece with a specific colour palette, feel free to contact me.