A Commission in Oils
Grant, I really want to thank you for giving me such a wonderful open brief. I was sent a selection of photographs and was told that I could choose whichever one I liked and do whatever I wanted with it. Music to my ears. As I know my model so well, it became a celebration of colour and I just allowed my instincts to take over. I used large strokes of colour layering subtle tones over each other and using palette knives where applicable. The colours are unusual but so exciting. It truly was a case of a giving myself permission to experiment and lose myself in my creative moment.