I posted a while back about a pricing conundrum for a public art job which I’ve resolved and have now completed. They wanted 2 large paintings, a 4’x7′ and a 70″x70″ quadtych (not sure if that’s a word) and a donation piece. They asked for loose, slightly abstracted cityscapes and I chose the theme of night and day and ordered 5 cradled wood art boxes rather than canvas. These will be hanging where there will be a lot of people and canvas is susceptible to sharp objects and these art boxes are pretty rigid structures. Plus our very own Cindy Anderson who has a frame shop at the studio makes them. First up is the study I did for their approval and then the final painting. They came by for review and loved it and said just go for the next one don’t bother with a sketch. And no I didn’t paint these on site, I went downtown shot a bunch of pics and stitched them together in photoshop, adding to the fractured quality of these images.
Night. I was very happy with the way these turned out. They are big and the key to doing them was a lot of paint and a lot of medium and big brushes. I’m really hoping to do more like this just for me. Drawing them out rather than projecting them up allowed me to move things, push lines and refined the compositions.If you are ever in Orlando and you go to see a game at the new arena, that’s where you will find these.