When I'm asked to paint for someone, I want to know exactly what they're hoping for. Learning the reason for the painting helps guide me as well. Often there's a story behind the image. (I love that.) Sometimes there's a specific reference photo. Other times I get an idea then free reign to create. In this case I learned about Vastu, (It's kind of the Indian version of Feng Shui.) There is meaningful symbolism, importance for certain colors, and guidance for placement of art within the home.
I hope that those who will hang this on their walls will have the opportunities of the straight on-going path and the growth, healing, fertility, and prosperity of the green colors.
It's fun to watch it come together.
This little video only lasts about 20 seconds.
I love painting commissioned pieces. I love the challenge, having the purpose, and the collaboration. Some of my creative friends do not feel the same.
I wonder... How about you? Fun or work? Sparks creativity or steals the joy in creativity? A challenge or a burden? An opportunity to look forward to or something to dread?
Original Oil Painting on 24"x 36" Wrapped Canvas