Yesterday, I began a commissioned painting for the CEO and Founder of BEVFORCE. The image? A full-frontal of the TriBeCa Grand Hotel on a 48″X60″ canvas. One of my favorite places to grab a cocktail, The TriBeCa Grand is all about ambiance…
Therefore, I decided I had to use both day and night-time images to faithfully capture the experience.
After the jump, one long day of work, stroke-by-stroke on this new commissioned canvas.
Beginning with a yellow outline to define the composition.
Collaging the headlines, with an angular focus on the central vanishing point (not shown.)
Further collage detailing – striving for a balanced surface.
Re-blocking out the hotel with a nice, straight-from-the-tube cadmium red medium.
Further collage at the bottom, exploring the angularity of the composition.
A dense mass of collage.
Splashing around some blues, one of the two most important colors on this canvas.
Here comes the orange… and here is where the canvas lies after day one. Stay tuned for the updates.