Clients take different approaches to commissioning paintings such as size, painting type or medium or choosing to ask for something new inspired by my portfolio.
Recently I was asked to do a painting commission for somebody who had just finished renovating their kitchen diner. We looked at some existing large-scale abstract oil paintings that I have for sale and I took them to the client's house to see whether they were right for the space.
Despite being the type of abstract painting my client liked, unfortunately the canvas was just a little bit too high and so we agreed that it would be better to paint something new to the right size for the space.
This customer was no beginner to commissioning paintings, he had a few Rothko-style paintings and was an enthusiast for interiors which added a little extra context to the project for me.
|Abstract painting commissioned to fit a specific space|
And so I ordered a canvas 180cm wide x 120cm high to fit the space. My canvases all come from a specialist so that I can be happy that they won't warp or bend and I can specify the frames and sizes exactly. I think this is really important, people live with the art they buy and grow an emotional attachment to it over time so I want to be sure that they are still as happy in years to come as they are when they first buy a piece from me.
Over a couple of months I worked on the painting in my studio space at Two Queens (an independent artist-run studio in Leicester's Cultural Quarter) and delivered the painting after it had dried.
As you can see from the photos, this is the end result and the painting in situ. It's painted using artists oil paints and I've used a range of techniques to build the painting up.
|Detail of recent painting commission to show the techniques used within the painting|
|Finished painting commission|
|Delivering the finished painting - only loading!|
Trudie Moore Abstract Paintings portfolio