I’ve spent the last three weeks on an urgent commission piece, and have finally been able to get it finished and off to the couriers. As its a gift for someone, I cant actually post any pics up until after the 26th or so. Until then, It’ll have to be info…
This painting contains 41 different colours. Most of them are varying shades of greens and blues. I ended up having to make a numbered chart that matched with numbers on each paint glass I mixed so I could tell them apart on a day to day basis
*Gouache dries darker or lighter, depending on what colours you are mixing into it – So the wet paint is pretty hard to colour match with its dry counterpart on paper.
It took me 12 days/36 hours to complete… Not including the 4 days/14.5 hours I spent on the original, before I ruined it with spilt paint and had to re-do from the beginning again. (This also doesn’t include two days I know I spent working on it, but where I forgot to record any of my hours… Gah!)
I had trouble finding a message tube wide enough so that it wouldn’t squash my painting too much when rolled, but still keep it safe when couriered between countries – So I ended up constructing my own. I went with a triangle shape for strength. Then covered the outside with grey silk and added a bright turquoise paper lining… I figure something practical can still look good too, and this way it can be kept safely until framed. Wish it had been flecked grey linen like the last box I made, but the fabric store were all out. Ah well, silk did ok as a substitute instead.
Hmmm… I wonder how many of those large Toblerones you could fit in there?