Yeeeee – I can finally put up some pics of the commission piece of Wgtn harbour I was working on a couple of weeks ago… So super stoked with how it turned out!
The goal was to paint the city, as viewed from the far point of Oriental bay, and merge it into an underwater scene – Keeping it in the same style and paper dimensions as the earlier Slipstream piece I painted as a wedding present for my friends Paul and Em, who had this painting commissioned to work alongside.
To me the skyline should have naturally been landscape, so it was a challenge to make it fit into the same portrait format. While Slipstream was masked out square, I added 100mm to both the top and bottom of this one – With parts of the image bleeding off onto the raw paper below to give it a slightly less structured look.
I really wanted the hills to create the top edge of the scene, so had to reduce the view of the city right down in size… I was a bit worried it might have ended up looking like it was just thrown in at the end, but I think overall the piece works.
Its been a while since I’ve painted anything this size and detail – I’m glad to know I still can… Well, if I can manage to find the time and concentration that is!