The goal was to bring some colorful large artwork to the walls of Lisa and Ron’s new house in Florida (aka my partner Christian’s parents). We had been brainstorming an idea for these paintings for at least half a year (if not longer). Once school ended in June, I had a bit more brain space to figure out how to actually make it happen.
Before the pandemic, I considered flying out to stay with them in central Florida to create the paintings in-house. However, as time moved on I realized that was not going to be a feasible idea. Figuring out logistics was more challenging than I expected because I never had to ship large canvases before. After researching and calculating costs for a while, I came across a company called Genie Canvas that seemed too good to be true. Essentially, it solved all of my logistical issues by providing collapsible, easy to assemble canvases in shipping tubes. [Quick PSA: I’m fully on board with Genie Canvas’ products! Artists and art buyers, check them out; it’s a fairly affordable and easy solution if you need to ship large paintings.]
I turned our little living room into a studio for about 4 days in early July to create 3 different scenes to capture dawn, day, and dusk. The 5′ X 3′ and 4′ X 3′ canvases took over the floor. The size and positioning of the canvases on the ground made it challenging to paint (especially straight horizon lines) and provided a real full-body workout. In the end, I enjoyed working on this project and the paintings turned out colorful and tranquil.
Thank you to Lisa and Ron for the opportunity! I hope you enjoy them on your walls and can’t wait to see them in person.
Process Images and Time-lapse Videos
Short video showing the paintings hanging in their new home!