I often ask my daughter her opinion of my works in progress. She’s a teenager, so sometimes her enthusiasm can be lacking and she would rather check her phone than come into my studio to look at what I’m working on. But, she had a sensational reaction to my Autumn Hues Girl and asked me if I could create a canvas for her, but showcasing an Orca Whale. I thought it would be a whale of a canvas (pun totally intended!).
I started with this Artists Loft 18″ x 24″ back stapled canvas and applied Americana Acrylic paints in a random abstract way.
The next layer was created with The Crafter’s Workshop stencils and my Americana Acrylic paint. I wanted to capture the blues, greens and even yellows that are found under the sea.
My daughter provided a picture of one of her favorite whales at Sea World San Diego and I tried to reproduce the mother and calf the best I could. These beautiful creatures are not just black and white, they have shades of grey and dark brown.
I’m really pleased with the final creation and best of all, my daughter absolutely loves it! Now to find a spot for it in her room full of posters and memorabilia.
If you are interested in commissioning a special piece of artwork, contact me to talk about how I can create your unique canvas.