Chivas- commissioned abstract

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Chivas is a colorful abstrat painting based on circles by Barry Tate

How Chivas was created

WOW FACTOR! That was the mandate from my clients on this large 5' x 5' abstract commission. Working with some photos from their new home, we were able to simulate various abstract paintings hanging on their wall before actually painting it! Because of the open feeling of the living room with large uncluttered spaces, we could see that a 30x40 mid-size  painting just wasn't going to do it.Working with some sample paintings and a base line of circles, Chivas emerged.
Why Chivas? Although it doesn't show up in this small image, wet and watery acrylics go crazy when some alcohol is spattered into it at just the right time- not too wet, not too dry. I was enjoying the wild swirls of delicious colors when an artistic impulse made me splatter a generous shot or two of Chivas Regal scotch right into it! And of course some into the artist!  It worked perfectly and instantly I new the name for the piece.

This is the living room with a digital suggestion of what the commissioned painting would look like installed.

The abstract “hanging on the wall” didn’t actually exist. I was one of several renderings made before actually painting the abstract. Didital renderings is a great way to help clients visualize how a proposed painting will look.