Berkel Slicer Anyone?
This past, almost 2 years, has been emotionally and physically exhausting and trying on the entire family. So much so in fact, I am surprised I got anything creative done at all. I have a collector in Washington D.C. and he asked me a year ago if I would do a commission of a Berkel Slicer for his gourmet kitchen. Ooookay. Sure.
Yes, that was about a year ago. I just finished the painting. He is very, very, very patient. I was not sure if I should start posting again here on Raisin Toast, or just let it slide. As I said, it’s been a rough time for our family. But, here I am.
So, without getting into the details of the last two years, let’s just say I want to celebrate the completion of this commissioned painting. I don’t paint in realism, so this was challenging and fun for me at the same time. I am very proud of the outcome.
Here is the final image of the painting. ”Berkel Slicer” 36×24 Oil on hand stretched canvas.
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.
Certain Uncertainties Commission
Twice this year I have been asked to paint my rendition of the painting “Certain Uncertainties” by artist Christian Vincent. This painting can be seen in the love scene from the movie “The Thomas Crown Affair” with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. It is one of my favorite movies and the music is great too throughout. As the two are making love on the marble stairway, the camera pans up the wall and over a painting – Certain Uncertainties – where a woman in a bathing suit is sitting on the bow of a boat, colored in light on rough seas as a man in the darkness guides the boat at sundown. It is an interesting composition for sure, but a very nice painting nonetheless.