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Barry Tate Gallery

Commission Works

Custom paintings are always fun and often challenging.I like them because it stretches my boundaries and experience and I know in the process, I'm really delivering something special for my clients.

Commissioned paintings offer a unique opportunity to participate in the exact painting you want. The size, color subject and style can all be determined before the painting is made. Here is a very small sample of some custom paintings specifically done for clients.

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Mt. Baker & Islands from the water, painting by Barry Tate

Mt. Baker And Islands
16" x 20" acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(16x20 prints available)

This painting was designed specifically to blend nicely into an art collection of 2 and 3 dimentional work, and to remind my clients of the wonderful beauty the BC coast has to offer. Like many of my commissioned paintings, I worked directly with the suggestions and color schemes they needed to create the perfect painting for them.

 

Memories Of The Coast, island painting by Barry Tate

Memories Of The Coast
16" x 20" acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(16x20 prints available)

Retirement or perhaps work sometimes causes even the most loyal "west coaster" to reluctantly leave the comfort and beauty of a BC coastal community. This interpretive painting was part of two pieces I made for a nice couple who were relocating to the Okanagan. With muted earth tones, numerous logs along the shoreline and deep blue water, it refects so many places unique to BC. .

 

Transformer

Transformer
30" x 40" acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(prints available)

This is a commission painting of "Transformer", a trimaran located in a beautiful lake setting in the Okanagan. The owner fell in love with one of my interpretive style paintings so together we created this scene for his living room.

 

The7thHole

The 7th Hole
60" x 40" acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(prints available)

This is a scene from our world famous Royal Victoria Golf Course. Looking across the Jaun de Fuca straight to Olympic mountains in Washington, it is one of the most spectacular views imaginable.

 

TrialIsland

Trial Island
52" x 36" acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(prints available)

With it's 4 antennas lifting to the sky, Trial Island off of Oak Bay is an easy island to identify. At the end of Beach road, locals have placed 3 lawn chairs for folks to site and enjoy the view. Bring a book, a camera or just yourself and enjoy a hour of bliss while seagulls and freighters drift by.

Makarios & Mt. Baker painting by Barry Tate

Makarios And Mt. Baker
17" x 64" acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(prints special order)

This original piece was designed to fit in a specific space on board a private yacht. I incorporated the Makarios in the actual painting with a color scheme designed to complement the vessel.

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Canadian destroyer "Haida" stops to pick up survivors
from the "Athabaskan", William McDowell
digital restoration, $ nfs
(10.6"x15.5" limited edition prints $150)

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Paterson painting of the Duen


8' x 12' diptych acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(no prints)

This large original 2 piece canvas was designed to fit the 20' high wall behind and to show from the 1st and 2nd floor. The Duen, an authentic old two masted sailing ship was the centre subject in the largest of the two paintings.

Alana Leigh painting of a sail boat with red sail covers in the Pacific northwest.

Alana-Leigh
22" x 32" acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(no prints)

I painted the Alana-Leigh for my clients from some supplied photographs as well as a visit the the marina where she is docked. On site visits can reveal important details that might not show in well in the original photos. The background for the painting was improvised and made dark

Chloe, the grandpuppy british bulldog painting

Chloe The Grand-puppy
16"x20" acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(16x20 prints)

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Chivas and colorful abstract based on circles

Chivas
60" x 60" acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(no prints)

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Chloe, the grandpuppy british bulldog painting

Arbutus And Poppies
36"x48" acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(prints available)

This was a nice commission to do because my clients had this great view and some super ideas of their own. They live in the Metchosin area of Victoria on a mountain. Their view is spectacular but often the distant Olympic Mountains can get it obscured by fog and mist.

We designed this painting to fit over at particular space in the living room. A special element to the painting that is not so obvious, is it’s a very wide 210 degree panoramic view (long and skinny) compressed into a more artistic and manageable shape!
The most important elements of their view were all kept and recognizable including the arbutus and the tree with the eagle.

Tranquility painting installed on the yacht

Tranquility (installed on the yacht)
36" x 50" approx. acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(no prints)

Another fun commission for some really nice clients. Their beautiful yacht had a large uninspired pale blank wall behind the seating area in the bridge.
They particularly enjoy all the wonderful scenery while cruising through the gulf islands so together we created Tranquility. The painting was designed to bring more color and life into the room and to fill the empty void.
Existing colors in their decor were incorporated into the piece so it looks and feels at home and we left just enough space around the edges to "frame" it.

Chloe, the grandpuppy british bulldog painting

A Great View
30"x40" acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(prints available)

This was a view from my clients home on the Saanich Peninsula. It is looking west across the the Valley near Stelly's Cross Roads.Knowing that a move was in their plans, they wanted to take this spectacular view with them.

We chose to paint it in a realistic style for the memories it has. It was a nice painting to do but the single most challenging part was the shiny glass table between the chairs! It was like trying to accurately paint a random puddle of partially mixed colors.

Tranquility painting installed on the yacht

Jazz
18" x 22" acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(no prints)

What a great name for a dog.Painting a Schnauzer is particularly challenging. There is continuous color shifting in his coat from multi shades of grey moving to golden tan and deep sienna. But most tricky to render with paint is the fur is metallic and really silver looking. That's what I like about most of my commission paintings, it pushes and makes you grow your skills.

Hakai Pass fishing camp on the west coast of BC

Hakai Pass
30"x40" acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(prints available)

Hakai Pass is one of the most beautiful places on the west coast of Canada. The pristine waters and abundant fishing make this an extraordinary destination for a group to enjoy. The accurately painted hand rail was a real challenge to paint. It is all driftwood and fitted into place as it will because there's no consistant shape or size.

This painting was given as a retirement gift to a well loved boss in the movie industry.

Cadboro Bay Beach painting near Victoria BC

Cadboro Bay Beach
30" x 40" acrylic on canvas, $ sold
(no prints)

Cadboro Bay Beach is a hidden jewell that even most locals don't know about. It gets a good amount of sun so the water can be "almost warm" if you're inclined. This commissioned painting was a mother's wedding gift to her daughter and new son in law who had gotten engaged on the beach a year earlier.

 

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