Barry Tate Gallery
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.
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.