I've been commissioned to paint two paintings on the theme of 'Garden'. I think the works will sit on either side of the fireplace in the room illustrated above although the decoration of the room will be totally different. I started the paintings yesterday and used a series of homemade textured rollers to create an interesting ground, eventually I'll work on top of this surface with oil paint. I like this phase in the painting as it's always the fastest and most reckless part and as such is always the most fun, from now on things will slow down although they can't go too slow as there is quite a strict deadline for completion.
I'll keep updating with words and images, here is day one.
The photographs are by Ivan and Tracey Goldsmith of Artic Storm who have commissioned the works on behalf of the interior design company doing the new scheme.