November 4, 2015

Latest Commissioned Pieces

Oh man, do I love to create, especially if it's for other people that have better use for my artwork rather than gathering dust in piles under my bed. Here's a peak at some of the pieces that I have had the pleasure of making these past couple of months, paired with some of my ramblings as usual.


These two pieces in conjunction are derived from a poem written by Dylan Thomas. The former in black is the penultimate line while the latter in white are the final words. Sizing is your standard 8.5 x 11 inches, and the concept of the splatters as well as the circle shape of the phrasing were requested specifications. 

This was such a fun piece to do because it was the first time that I got to play with creating two parts of a whole. Moreover, I really enjoyed making this because I love the fact that the piece in its entirety is unified despite the individual parts being diametrically opposed.


This next one holds a lot of firsts. It was my first large-scale commission, as well as the first piece that I got free reign over the design. All I was given was the size, what phrase to paint, and an idea of where it was going to be hung up. As mentioned, this was quite a big piece. Sizing was 27.5 x 19.6 inches. As for the words, the phrase itself is a prayer that translates to: 

"I belong entirely to You, and all that I have is Yours. I take You for my all. O Mary, give me your heart"

With regards to its new home, I was told that it would hang above a tank (one of the coolest, in my opinion) so I knew that I wanted to incorporate water somehow. This leads us to one of the key features worth noting on this piece: the waves. I used a combination of ripped magazine strips in various blues and mod-podged them on to the poster-board. After it all dried, I went over using a white pen to add the details.

Having complete creative control was both exhilarating and nerve-wracking. Thankfully in the end, the risks I took paid off and Mike was happy with the final result.

Hope you all enjoyed having a peak at some of the latest commissions I created. If you want your own piece, feel free to contact us to discuss, or go straight on ahead and make an order.

Stay gold,