Full Circle for “Field of Possibilities”

Field of Possibilities Sr.

“Field of Possibilities” (Sr).

It’s been almost a year since this work has been started and completed, but I’ve never posted it’s journey.  Last year I had the honor of completing four large commissions like this for people’s homes.  It all begins with looking at their room, talking to them about their ideas and proposing something for them that I think would complement both requirements.  Initially, this client, a friend of mine, wanted “something” more contemporary and brighter, without blue, to brighten up a large two-story high wall.  She had seen something at a furniture store that had captured her eye, and showed it to me.  After seeing her decor, I asked if she would be open to another idea.  She said yes, and was curious as to what I would suggest.  I enlarged the image she had shown me to the scale we were considering, as well as the other idea I proposed.

Replacing an artwork to freshen up a whole room.

The other pastel mock-up for consideration.

One of the two options being considered in actual size.

I started the painting version of “Field of Possibilities” on a smaller canvas once my client chose to go with this option.  I made a 20″ x 16″ version, which was about one fourth the size of the one I was going to make for her. Here is the palette and the completed version.

Getting to work on the painting at the Cultural Arts Center.

After this smaller version was approved, I started on the larger one, which was a little daunting, but familiar since I had completed the other piece.

First day of work on larger version.

First day of work on larger version.

Second pass to add texture and volume.

Second pass to add texture and volume.

The "ugly duckling stage".

The “ugly duckling stage”.

Field of Possibilities Sr.

Field of Possibilities Sr.

The day of reckoning came to show the client the finished work.  If there was anything that needed tweaking, it was still possible to do.  Fortunately, my client really liked it the way it was and we hung it up to see on the wall.  Her husband saw me at a social event the next evening and affirmed that he too liked the piece and that it added a lot to the room.  (Phew!).

Finished project.

Finished project.

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