There's a brand new project on Indiewalls and I loved the space from the second I saw the brief images. The project posted is of an office lobby in the meatpacking district. The clients are looking for 2 pieces (for two separate lobbies) to go behind consoles, which I'm assuming are reception desks. The space is super clean, modern, masculine and has an awesome industrial vibe. The walls look like they're exposed concrete in the renderings and and the console is curved and looks like it has copper tones. I'm absolutely loving the design aesthetic and have been working tirelessly to create a surface on my canvases that would complement the texture on the walls and the console. Here are the brief images.
I generally work well vertically than I do horizontally so I thought working on a multi-paneled painting would be something that could work in the space. At the moment, I have 2 canvases measuring 36x48 in each (so 6x4 ft). Initially, I thought connecting the two pieces and making them a continuation of the other would be something I would be doing. But, as I'm moving forward with the piece (and you know how they usually have minds of their own), I'm beginning to enjoy the thought of them being disconnected in terms of composition but the hues would be similar. Framed together, they would bring contrast, movement and drama to the space.
Although the images of the paintings in the renderings are in light neutrals, I thought a darker background would allow the painting to hold its own instead of blending into the wall. I decided to go with warm blues and my favorite Payne's Gray for the background, and the focal areas are in a modern neutral palette. So far, I have used a beige spray paint with a light blush in ink and acrylic. Here's what the first panel looks like as of now. I'm still thinking of a color to add the wow factor on this panel before I move on to the next. Another thought was that I would be willing to add a third panel to the artwork if the client would require something longer on the wall.
I had to do an 'in situ' image. You know I love those :D
Fingers crossed for moving forward. I really want this piece to work out. Will write updates tomorrow.