Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Horizon Series: Triptych 1

Tryptych Commission: Sold
This was my first triptych that I painted. I was thinking about the client who has this painting....so I called her today. I need to catch up with her and see what was new. She has had some major life changes, but still has the three canvas' hanging.
This is a commission piece that I painted, and I had several guidelines. First, it had to be a horizontal piece, only 24 inches high. It could be any length because the designated wall was very large. Secondly, my color scheme was limited, but not limited. (I guess that I mean I was limited, but still had great colors to work with. Kind of like looking at the glass of water…is it half full or half empty?) My client asked that I use the following colors: Blue, just not purpley blue. Metallic silver, and dash of orange would be fun. No bright blues. No yellow. No sage green. No pink. Taupe, silver, neutrals, black, turquoise, dash of purple, little bit of red, browns, whites, beiges would all be good to use.

So, with those guidelines, I set out to paint this triptych. I used my favorite medium, oil paints. I did experiment with some new oil pastels. You can see the pastels if you look closely because it almost looks like a crayon on top of the paint. I used the palette knife to give the paint texture, along with some wide brush strokes. Several persons who have viewed this see a battleship in the painting. There is a horizon in the painting, and a battleship if your eye sees the focal point as a battleship. I painted an explosion of color, with lines, and shapes. I certainly didn't want this painting to be dull or boring, but exciting and uplifting. The overall size would be 24 by 40 if there would be two inches between the canvas panels. So, I think that I accomplished what I wanted to do on this piece, and following the guidelines of size and color. I hope you enjoy viewing my artwork. To view more art:
My Website: http://www.kwyne.com/


  1. The client must love this - imagine to be able to work w/an artist and input one's ideas and have it executed like this!!! Beautiful!