Abstract Flower Painting Commission

Watch the entire process, step-by-step, of an abstract flower artwork commission that I recently painted. The brief from the collector was to create a bigger version of an “everlastings” (sewejaarties) painting from my Abundance series.

Comparing the two paintings:

Here is a comparison of the smaller piece that I originally painted, and the commission artwork I painted afterwards. The colour discrepancy is because of lighting differences when taking the photographs, the colours are actually the same.

My main takeaway from this process was that it’s a lot harder (in my opinion) to paint a “repeat” of a painting than it is to paint it the first time around. This is the case because I paint intuitively without much thought for the outcome when I begin a new painting. I usually decide a painting is finished is when the “conversation” with it ends on a high note. (In other words, I like it and it feels right). At that point, I try to avoid the urge to just do one more thing and end up overworking it. This time the little details tripped me up. I found myself needing to get things “right” because I had something to compare it to. I spent a lot more time thinking about it, instead of just feeling the way.

Anyway, if you’re interested in seeing me paint an abstract flower artwork from start to finish, take a look at the videos. And if you’d like to see all of the videos I upload, please do subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you don’t miss any of them.

If you have any questions about my process (or anything else for that matter), please get in touch. You’re welcome to leave a comment on this post, the videos, or send me an email via my contact page.

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Biophilia 1, abstract floral painting in oil on canvas Tracy Algar

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