Two months ago I was asked to produce an abstract painting on canvas that would sit proudly on a living room wall.
When I visited my clients, we discussed the type of art they enjoyed, what colours they particularly loved and wanted in the piece and where it was to be situated. The room decor was whites/creams, grey’s and silvers, and quite minimalist, with some fabulous style and well balanced decor and homeware.
They wanted a piece that brought together the colour palette and decor of the room, and have something in their living space which they could enjoy and bring a completeness to the room.
I wanted the acrylic paint to move and flow, with elements of texture so I used a spatula and palette knife, as well mixing sand with paint, adding oil based spray paint and water based acrylic directly to the canvas creating its own texture as the two mediums mixed together. It created a mottled/bubbled effect which was a really lovely texture to work with.
I used intuition, emotion and expression to create layers of colour, light and dark. exploring the composition as I continued to add more, and bring the canvas to life, telling a story of connection, of family and a sense of weight that anchors us to where we are, grounded but light and free.
I decided to call the piece ‘Lifted’ and its’ not proudly placed in situ at its forever home.
"Very excited to have our first piece of 'commissioned' artwork up on the wall...I had absolutely no idea as to what was involved in getting a piece of artwork like this done...Ellie was fantastic and made the process easy...it’s so lovely to have a personal piece of art on the wall" L . Fisher
I hope you like it and enjoyed reading about it. If you would like to see more abstract artwork, explore my original works here
Bye for Now x
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