Picture Profile: 1408 Illuminated ‘W’ COMMISSION

Picture Profile

1408 Illuminated ‘W’ COMMISSION

Artist Code: 1408. Completed August 2014. Original SOLD. Water colour with metallic gold powder and gum arabic on Aquarelle Arches 100% Hot Pressed cotton rag paper. Unframed size 9” x 12” [No Products]

Commissioned from a resident in Canada, via an enquiry from my website. Brief was to produce a design to commemorate the commissioner’s sister’s 50th birthday. Background history was provided as well as photographs of the view from the sister’s balcony which had to be incorporated into the design. Original sketch approved with a couple of minor alterations, i.e. a fish opposite the dragon was changed to two white doves symbolizing the release of these birds at the sister’s wedding. She was born in the year of the dragon. The patterns in this illumination did not follow a traditional design and are completely imagined. Gold was represented by metallic powder mixed with gum arabic. The final painting was shipped to Hong Kong.