THE ART OF BUYING ART: Capturing Your Colours
“I have a grey couch with yellow and blue throw pillows. I need something big that can go over the couch and capture those colours. Can you do that?”
“Yes, I can” I said and started trying to imagine what it would look like. I took a number of pictures of the couch and pillows and throw as well as the rest of the room and where the light was coming in. The next thing was to figure out the size of the painting that she wanted. The size is a critical part of how I visualize the finished work. We agreed on the size of that would be optimal over the couch … 48”x72”. I made a number of sketches to feel the best colour balance and imagery. After getting a rough idea of what I think would look good I started on the canvas. I was also inspired by the fact that the client had a baby so I wanted to make sure that the image would be cheery and fun for him to look at as he grew up.
As usual I showed her progress pictures to make sure she was happy with my approach. Here are two shots of the finished painting. She loved it!!
In honour of her son I titled the work “Through the Eyes of Children”.
This is just an example of how getting bespoke art is the best way to fit it into your décor and brighten up your home. And this award winning Toronto Artist can make that happen for you.
Dan is a Toronto based award winning artist who has been painting for over 25 years. Dan’s passion is interpreting the primordial images of sky, horizon and water as viewed through the child-like-eyes of our prehistoric ancestors…images which are now burned into our modern collective unconscious. Dan imagines how these images were experienced and translates them into an atmospheric, minimalistic and somewhat surrealistic style representing the essence of what has enthralled us for millennia. Collectors of Dan’s artwork often describe the visual experience as: “Walking into a dream. This is the most serene, peaceful and ethereal art we have ever seen."