I’ve always wanted to try graffiti art, well the type “A” kind of graffiti art. You know the structured, organized and clean kind! SarahWhit Interior Design team found this piece as inspiration for one of their clients. It’s actually a cabinet (I know crazy, but it is, just trust me). Her client was specific on wanting this to incorporate words, phrases and dates special to them. So we did it!
I was holding on to a large 6ft x 7ft canvas, just waiting to paint something special, when Sarah called with this idea. I was thrilled to be able to make something amazing on it. The challenging part was the canvas didn’t fit in my house; well it actually didn’t fit up the stairwell to the studio so I had to paint the entire thing in the garage.
We connected with the client to make sure we had all the right language and away I went. It was so interesting the way all the spacing and size just worked. I use to tell people the longest part of creating a painting is how much time it takes for me to paint the image in my head. Once the image is competed in my head I can put it canvas…this was a perfect example of that. I studied the language and words the client gave us and organized them based on the canvas size.
Then away the brush went to canvas. Painting with acrylics is great, but you have to be fast and perfect with your strokes because the paint dry’s so fast. Therefore the hard part was not stopping. The paint could not dry, we needed the drip and mix effect. When you have three kids running around its hard not to be interrupted. But it worked! The piece now hangs above the client’s bed as a headboard.