This is a new painting that I just completed for my mother in law's birthday! The design is very loosely based on elements from Frank Lloyd Wright's "Tree of Life"... very loosely based. The pattern repeats every 10 inches, with each parallelogram being 1/2 inch wide. I created a custom template out of clear acrylic using my new Glowforge machine, to assist with the initial drawing of the design. Compared to how I would normally work, needing to measure and draw out each individual design object onto the canvas, I was able to save many MANY hours of drawing time. I'm still coming to grips with the possibilities of this new toy!
I have included a few process pictures below, showing my custom template of one full repetition of the design, as well as the initial background which was created to mimic an old tarnished mirror feel. All of the paint used in this piece is metallic acrylic, and therefore changes in reflective qualities based on the light. And, the design was created to dissipate as it approaches the top and bottom edges, creating an overall circular feel for the triptych.
Let me know what you think!
And, as always, please contact me if you are interested in a custom designed commission piece. I love working together with people to create something special, specifically for them!