I've been anxious to share the final outcome of my second commission…a portrait, not of a human or pet (which I doubt I will ever want to do), but of a car! Not just any car, an Aston Martin!! My brother in law is a proud owner of an amazing Aston Martin DB9, a beautiful and very fast car with a colorful history, which I probably can't share except to say it's previous owner might be in prison.
I had so much fun doing this painting, using a mosaic technique to capture all the colors mirrored in the shiny finish. It's a burgundy-wine hue, but there were reflections of blue sky, gray ground, green hillside that gave so much interest to the eye-candy vehicle.
Even the background was fun as I made an attempt to paint with a palette knife, rather than a brush. It came out with an abstract feel to it and by using grayed blues and greens, the background receded, letting the Aston Martin be the star of the show.
I would love to do a commission for you! My standard size is 11x14 on a high quality gallery wrapped canvas, meaning it measures 11/2 deep and does not need to be framed. I paint around the edges with a continuation of the colors on the front. At this stage of my art business I only charge $200 and spend 15-20 hours on each painting. My favorite subjects are special places, houses, gardens, flowers. All you need to do is give me a good photo or two and tell me what it is you love about the subject and I'll do my best to capture it. I'm only taking two commissions at a time so let me know if yours is next!
4/14/2014 06:50:03 am
Is your brother the happiest man on earth right now? Amazing job. I am going to spend some quality time thinking about what I treasure enough to have you paint for me! You've come a long way baby…not that you were ever far off, just undiscovered!
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Hello! My name is Wendy and I am passionate about oil painting! Whether in the studio or out in Mother Nature, I get lost in the experience of capturing on canvas the moment and the feel of what I am painting. I pour my love and energy into every single piece of artwork and I hope it shows! This blog is a place where I can use words to talk about art, painting, life, faith, things that make me laugh, and things that inspire. I love every response, so don't be shy about leaving a comment...