I have been working on an interesting project for the past couple of months: At my recent exhibition 'Of Tree's and Water' @ The Wine Therapist, here in Dallas, a poet asked if I would paint a commission for him based on some of his published poetry.
How could I resist?
I will be honest, there were some daunting moments but only due to the fact I was interpreting someone's heartfelt work and words and wanted to do them justice! Having said that, at times when I felt I was losing the thread , I would re-read the poem I had chosen and the imagery would come again. It ws a new way of working and an engaging process.
I am happy to say, the painting was picked up on Saturday and he was very pleased with the result! I'm relieved as it had been painted sight unseen.
I had asked to send updates but he was wonderfully trusting and said he was sure it would be perfect! I appreciate his confidence as it enabled me to try a new way of channelling inspiration.
Also, I feel quite honored that he asked to use an image of "Of Water I" for the front cover of the next book of published poetry! Bonus is I get a copy too! :)
I hope he enjoys 'Green Days' as much as I enjoyed the journey creating it! A big Thank you Mr Poet!
So here is a photo of the finished painting: