I don’t know if it is just laziness or excuses, but I believe if you put too much effort into something, you can ruin it. Over work, over emphasise, over think. So I find doing commission work a great release and break from university work, although it can be argued that I could have progressed so much more in my abstract painting if that was my sole focus.
I have also been told to never put all my eggs in the same basket.
Hmm, no wonder my mind is a confliction to itself.
Anyway, for a long long while now a friend has asked for a this particular painting – two monkeys, a tree house (for their first home) and a tire swing, in relation to the partner’s job. Thrilled at being asked, but not wanting to rush it, I spent a lot of time “thinking”.
Here is the result;
The overall concept is a little more illustration than painting, but I’m pleased with the turn out. I took my time and didn’t rush into any aspect so it took a little longer to create opposed to some other commissions. I have never painted monkeys before so this was exciting, nor really ever looked in depth at any sort of tyre.
This painting was finished with a gloss varnish which is something I hope to continue with in the future to preserve the colour within the paintings.
I have one other big big commission I am slowly working on but hope to finish over the next couple of weeks, other than that, it’s all about the exhibition module.