32 x 32
Pastel on Pumiced Board
Apparently, it's the year of the BIG paintings. This spring, it was the big paintings that garnered attention. Ultimately, many found new homes. Some collectors asked to commission specific paintings for their space. Rusted Azure is one of those.
My collectors really liked the metallic series, but wanted something larger. The wife chose Magnolia Sobre Oro. Her husband liked the painting of magnolias, which have an antique gold background. However, he was really drawn the strong bold coppers of some of my smaller paintings in the metallic series like Copper and Jade and Copper and Cobalt. They just were not the right size for their space. We worked this one up from some of the photos from my April trip to the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. I really enjoyed working big again. I'll need to work big again to replenish my stock of larger paintings.
Rusted Azure is at the framer now. I'm hoping I'll get to deliver the painting next weekend....and see her in her new home.
Here's a few progress shots of the piece.