Voyage imaginaire... a new painting

Voyage imaginaire... a new painting

Hi there lovely people! As promised, I'd like to share a new painting with you today. I shared some pictures of this work in progress before and here it is! This painting was my first ever commission piece, quite a challenge...

Voyage imaginaire (Imaginary travel) Mixed media painting on canvas 25,5" x 21" (65 x 54 cm) © 2013 Laly Mille
Voyage imaginaire (Imaginary travel) Mixed media painting on canvas 25,5" x 21" (65 x 54 cm) © 2013 Laly Mille

I painted it for some dear friends, whose guest room has the coolest vintage floors ever: they're made of old boards from train wagons and have a gorgeous red/brown color with white painted numbers and signs!

So, first I took pictures of the floors which I printed on A3 paper and they served as the basis for the painting.

Voyage imaginaire (Imaginary travel) Mixed media painting on canvas 25,5" x 21" (65 x 54 cm) © 2013 Laly Mille
Voyage imaginaire (Imaginary travel) Mixed media painting on canvas 25,5" x 21" (65 x 54 cm) © 2013 Laly Mille

Then I asked my friends to give me a list of words, elements and colors to work from. Their list included "the passing of time", "travels", "vintage yellowish papers", "brick red", "misty"... I sat with that list for a while, let it sink in for a few days, went back to it from time to time during the process... I let it inspire me and melt into my own imaginary world.

Voyage imaginaire (Imaginary travel) Mixed media painting on canvas 25,5" x 21" (65 x 54 cm) © 2013 Laly Mille
Voyage imaginaire (Imaginary travel) Mixed media painting on canvas 25,5" x 21" (65 x 54 cm) © 2013 Laly Mille

To add to the travel theme, around the end of the process I asked my friends about their dream destinations and wrote them in white on the painting, together with poetic thoughts and positive intentions.

Voyage imaginaire (Imaginary travel) Mixed media painting on canvas 25,5" x 21" (65 x 54 cm) © 2013 Laly Mille
Voyage imaginaire (Imaginary travel) Mixed media painting on canvas 25,5" x 21" (65 x 54 cm) © 2013 Laly Mille

I titled it "Voyage imaginaire" (imaginary travel) and I hope it will achieve just that: take them away, from time to time, to far-off imaginary landscapes, dreams and memories...

Happy week-end everyone, and stay tuned for a new Once Upon a Time guest story next week!

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