The Mysterious Boat Commission
This has been a good year for commissions! I had not heard of the artist Odilon Redon, but I was asked to paint “The Mysterious Boat” by this artist. Bertrand-Jean Redon, better known as Odilon Redon (April 20, 1840 – July 6, 1916) was born in Bordeaux, France, and from a young age, enjoyed drawing and painting. He became a French symbolist painter, printmaker, draftsman and pastelist. The painting above is my rendition of his famous painting.
One of my favorite paintings of Redon, is “Porträt der Violette Heymann” 1910, Pastel. It is part of the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio. I love the way he created these beautiful flowers around a woman in profile. Different.
The painting that I was commissioned to paint is called “The Mysterious Boat” circa 1900. The original is in a private collection and is pastel on paper.
Here is the completed painting. I enjoyed this commission and hope to do more by this artist.