Posting two images. Commission of a sister and brother. Telling the tale through paint of their coming of age. Where “Sammy” is the free spirit, “Cole” is rooted in nature. Sammy is painted with loose abandonment and water abounds, Cole has massive amounts of earthly elements throughout.
I thoroughly enjoyed capturing both of them, through images provided by their mom, as we talked about what was important and to include in the piece. Luckily I was given a green light to “do my thing and I think I succeed.
Cole’s piece is 30” x 36”, Acrylic and mixed media on wood. The entire piece was to depict a young man, and intuitively the paint directed me to what was important and what was not needed. Especially in the three figures, clearly the same person, two of them wearing his great grandfather’s Stetson hat. I played with the medium to recreate the granite, the desert, the mountains, the red rocks and organic flow and layers found throughout the trails in Southern Utah and Colorado.
Sammy’s art is three separate 12” x 12” panels, acrylic on wood. The inspiration came from Sammy, as she did her thesis on the David Fincher palette, which became the starting point for her portrait. Also included is her love of the island she now resides, Menorca, Spain. Her amazing energy will always resound with her as I strived to capture these best of times that will define her soul.
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