This piece was commissioned by a lovely local school teacher who has been following along my work and fallen in love with a painting called “Adrift”. The problem was she couldn’t quite decide if the size and colours would look right in her space. We created some rough digitial mock ups of some pieces, including “Adrift” so she could get an idea of what might work. Then I invited her to take the painting home for the weekend, and live with it, and see how she felt.

  

 

I really believe art is best experienced in person. Nothing quite beats the emotional reaction of actually looking at a painting – right in front of you.  A painting in your home is very personal, and after spending some time with the piece in her home – she decided her space needed a slightly larger work, and, seeing as she lived on a property surrounded by bushland, it would be wonderful to pull in some of those colours.

 

Creative Brief

 Together we decided upon a colour palette. It would have the look and feel and the majority of the colours from “Adrift” – (painting shown on far right), and then pull in some of the deep greens of the surrounding bushland of her property. – (bottom left.)  

 

 

The final work mimics both ocean and forest, clouds and sky. Feeling everything all at once, the song  “I Feel It All.” came to mind.

I feel it all, I feel it all
I feel it all, I feel it all
The wings are wide, the wings are wide.

FEIST. 

 

 

 

Finished Piece

I Feel It All

122 x 122cm,

Mixed Media on Canvas.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMMISSION PROCESS