Here's a commission I'm working on at the moment. The size is 36x64". It's based on a previous painting here: http://www.newzealandartist.com/z343.htm
It's for the main foyer of the Cancer Society. They would have purchased the 'Footsteps' painting but thought the boy in it needed a helping hand, which is what the Cancer Society does. So my Dad graciously modelled with my son for the photos and I'm really enjoying doing this because I already know how most of it will go so it lets me focus more intently on some more subtle things I've been learning about colour lately - soon to be revealed in my 'Mastering Colour' lesson. I'll be teaching a workshop on colour this coming weekend and these folks will be my guinea pigs for my colour teaching. Should be interesting.

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Comment by Rustam Iralin on September 23, 2011 at 21:02

this is fantastic!! could you please share some tips while working on this ? like how did you paint the ground, what colors did you use/mix to get that wonderful view?

thanks!

Comment by peterson wilian de oliveira on March 13, 2009 at 2:59
to paint for pleasure is alredy gratifyng and with purpose it is more gratifyng, congratulation
Comment by peterson wilian de oliveira on March 13, 2009 at 2:53
hi richard, I got to notice that if we look sincerely we observed the colors of the atmosphere in the light of the shirt and of the hat

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