Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Grateful Notices: April 23, 2014

Orange and Green Radiance
Oil on canvas, 48 x 84 inches
Commission for a private residence, Houston

This large commission was thrilling to do. The concept was clear - to have the trees go from bright to dark, moving left to right and to use these colors with heat coming in from the back. The couple followed the process from start to finish, watching the development and sharing in the rush that comes with the creation.

The husband made a statement that was a big help to the concept. The oil was pretty far along and he wanted to give me more guidance. His vision was this, "I have a very demanding and stressful job. I think of the trees as being very peaceful but behind them is this hot red-orange place that represents my work." With those instructions, I was off and running. The rest was making the oil something striking, sophisticated and interesting across the surface.

Thank you Houston!


  1. Lovely piece...I love how the colours radiate to shadows on the right.

  2. Thank you. I really wanted the shadows to have their own glow - to radiate. You do that a lot in your work. I really like the piece at the top of your blog. WOW!

  3. Beautiful painting. Full of light and positive energy.
    Very interesting vision that your customer had - I like the way he sees his work, as hot and red. I am sure it will be great for him after coming home to look at your painting.

  4. Would love to see this in person! More than's music!