Work in progress – a commissioned artwork in acrylics.

I am just about to finish my commissioned abstract painting.

My female client wanted a spiritual, easygoing, light, pastel colour spectrum, long but narrow painting.

Firstly, I made two sketches in acrylics on paper and presented them to my client. She chose the one she preferred, and then I started to paint in acrylics.

The beginning was in blue. The whole painting’s structure was in hues of different blues. Gradually, I began to add colours, one colour at a time. After adding the colour, I left the work to rest for a few days. The process was repeated after a new hue was added.

I had a long break- a whole month. A few days ago, I went back to the painting. Adding the finishing touch took me two days (just a few hours of detail work). I also added a second layer of paint where I thought I had to. I am trying to be less perfect. The substance is more important than form. But still, I can’t sell a painting if I am not 100% satisfied with the result.

The hues I used: phyllo blue, ultramarine blue, manganese blue, cerulean blue, cadmium yellow, magenta, crimson, cadmium, titanium white, yellow ochre, cobalt turquoise and I can’t remember what more. I think I summed up almost all the colours correctly.

Here are a few images from the beginning till the result.

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