Commission of Trees


In June I was thrilled to be commissioned to paint a large two-panel piece for a client's living room. She needed "tree energy", so we decided it needed to be big! The painting measures 4 feet x 6 feet.

It has a fairly simple base structure of two intertwined trees that will be populated with leaves or blooms or whatever she desires. She's one of my mandala students, so I insisted she join me in painting these jewels. Here is the painting today, sans jewels. It is handsome as is, don't you think?

I used many transparent layers to create the background effect of depth, and kept the color simple and only slightly brighter than the wall color. This makes the organic shape of the trees dominate rather than being confronted with a large rectangle on the wall.

In a few weeks I'll add the final painting with all the beautiful jewels.