What kind? Abstract, representational but not realistic, and now… the most unique pet portraits on the planet!

How Long? 8-16 weeks

what media? Oil, Oil bar, or Ink

"Warm & Zen"

A series of 4 works; the commission goals were to feature warm colors with a "zen" feel. The client loves texture (based on their 3D tiles), has deer skulls décor in their home, and liked tessa's "Revolver" piece.  tessa built acrylic skins, dried flowers, and painted with acrylic,oil, and a hint of pebeo.  The pieces on the left are interchangeable between the tryptic and separate stand alone bedroom hallway piece.  

North Shore Commission

North shore

The client was open to a variety of colors, but wanted the piece to be representational of Minnesota's North Shore.  Important aspects to the piece was featuring rock structures and celebrating the richness of oil paints. 

Falling Light

falling light

The exciting aspect of the project was the piece on the left (above) was painted years prior.  tessa painted it horizontally, but the client favored it vertically.  The decision was then made to commission another piece to go with it.  a exciting feature of the diptych is that it has potential to be displayed 16 ways.