These images may seem familiar, but that is because I have already posted sketches to these commissioned works. A friend of mine did me a favour and passed my name on to an Interior Design company that wanted some abstracts for their new showrooms and headquarters. After producing sketches they changed their minds and decided that they wanted the paintings to reflect their favourite architectural work. We settled on Frank Lloyd Wright.
These are the paintings I delivered to site the other day. They are both 30x40inches and are quite textured – as the client requested. I mixed paints with hard moulding paste and applied it with a palette knife. Though I do use palette knives, impasto work is not a process I have used before. In that way the commission opened up new possibilities for future works.
Below are the paintings in their new home.
As you can see on the photo on the left, they sit on either side of the door to a showroom.
I have done many commissions over the years but this was the first non-figurative one. I found the process quite challenging, trying to get into the heads of the clients. Personally I would have taken both paintings further. When I delivered them, so they could see them in situ, I suggested further developments, but they liked them as they were. I hadn’t wanted to go too far away from the sketches that they had chosen, so in that way I saved myself extra work and hardship.
Expecting to do more work, I hadnt even signed them. Yesterday I took along my red paint and stuck my moniker on them. Job done.
Other abstracts and semi abstract work is available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com