Friday, October 26, 2012

Year Updates | Part 2 | New Painting

This isn't exactly a "room update" but something I still love/wanted to share so I'm passing it off as one!

I blogged about the painting gift that Mike gave me for my birthday back in August. He commissioned it from our artist friend Susan from LA. If you want to read more about the setup and initial direction for the painting, that post is here

So — I finally have the final painting up on the wall and thought I'd share the process!

From the initial direction, the first in-process photo that Susan sent us is this (just to show the general blocking of the piece):

Loved how this looked honestly and could have been "done" here—
but the living room where this painting is going is big and white.
I knew we needed something bolder to really hold its own in there.

As she continued, she sent us this as her next phase.
I told her I thought it was going in a great direction
but maybe needed a bit more of the same. From here
Susan really ran with it and said she had an idea of
how to finish it...

.... and here we are! She went pretty drastic with the
last round but I love how bold it is.
The iphone pics are pretty crappy, but the frame
is actually a thin-facing chrome, with a white 1/4" recessed
molding gap in between it and the canvas.

And here it is hanging in the room! (to note: with the freshly
painted  black fireplace courtesy of my hubby — who almost
knocked himself out with the vapors from the spray paint
as he sealed himself off with plastic in there!)

More progress in this room soon...

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