Sunday, September 5, 2010
Okay, it's time to share my story with all of you about my new commissioned painting for my clients / couple Vin & Shine. In 2009 year, Vin discovered my art on Philmug forum & contacted me for adding him in my commission list. I felt quite pleased that Vin waited for me patiently. In June 2010, I have finished other artworks, I finally contacted him. Vin and Shine were overly excited that I was ready to do a commission for them.
We discussed about the concept, theme, colors, elements... He requested me: Hong Kong place, Tagaytay, beach, garden, Thailand dishes, traveling, his favorite stuff onitsuka sneakers, DSLR camera, his zodiac sign "dragon"... for Shine's skirt, iPod, flipflops, her zodiac sign "horse", etc. I said to him, "Hmmm! Your explanation reminds me of my past project Live your Dreams, right?" He said excitedly "yeah! Sorry if it could be complicated." Then Vin showed me his photos... Awww, they are happy adorable travelers!
So I referenced & observed those pics & made two rough sketches. They chose the first one.
Before I started painting, I finally bought my new acrylic paints. I think I love Golden more than Liquitex & Rembrandt / Talens. Because Golden acrylic paints are more vibrant, brighter thicker & softer! I have no idea that Golden is quite expensive. But still, I love my few special Liquitex & Rembrandt vibrant colors so I keep using them. I should buy more Golden materials when I'll visit Manila again.
My art progress pics.
Whew, it's done. Vin & Shine already love it! The size / medium is 10" x 17" mixed media on canvas. Many crazy elements & colors made my eyes tired, haha! Congratulations on your new wedding, Vin & Shine! May God fill you both with pure happiness, love, strength & more blessings!
Coming up. I'm still working on it. Ciao!