I have had a client asking for a large black and white geometrical piece for their front hallway, to match their front floor mat! What I have always called this type of art is ‘Interior Decor’ art and I haven’t been a fan of this type of work but it seems growing in popularity.
I must also admit that I don’t usually do geometrical as my art is more organic and flowing but I chose to rise to the occasion and accept the challenge.
The customer wanted a very simple pattern so initially I was not able to include any embellishments. Being large and all the straight lines and corners, it took ages! However I found it a lesson in concentration and precision and great practice in painting straight lines. The repetition I found to be mind relaxing as I was simply following the pattern and filling in the spaces.
I was however able to convince the client to allow me to include a quirky addition to the painting to give it some soul – a climbing man.
The reason I haven’t done geometric in the past is that I have always thought that it wasn’t artistically exciting enough. However I was slightly surprised hat after finishing the piece that I am now incentivised to try to experiment with some geometric patterns in my work. It will be interesting to so where it eventuates over time.