When someone requests a custom piece of artwork, they usually already have an idea in their mind. The artist job is to bring that vision into reality.

For this painting, the art patron, Bonnie, wanted an eagle soaring.   I had her send me a picture of the wall she was needing the artwork to hang on.

 The first part of the process was for me to send Bonnie some conceptual designs for her to get an idea of what was in my head.

Conceptual designs of the painting:

 

conceptual design Eagle painting camille barnes studio

 

We had to determine the exact size the painting needed to be. Painters tape was placed in the area, then measurements were taken.

 

Camille Barnes Studio Louisiana artist

It was decided to go with the center image.  She requested some “semi-abstract” (I think that’s pretty funny).  The eagle was more realistic while the background had texture, gold leaf and some abstract components.

A large wooden panel as constructed for the artwork.

Images of the process:

adding tape & texture

Decorative Art Camille Barnes Studio Artist
Decorative Art Camille Barnes eagle painting

Detailed image of the sky:

Decorative Art sky details Artist

Time-lapse progression

Here is a photo of the finished

painting hung in her home:

commissioned painting eagle