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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Cotton Tree Cayman dready



                       Dready of Cotton Tree Hotel - 60x40 - Original Commission on Canvas

this dready was an amazing commission for me to do; grand and big and intricate and challenging … and in the end very beautiful.

it started with a sneaky stay at Cotton Tree Hotel - because the commission was a secret - which is unique, in Cayman; there is no other true boutique hotel; and it is very very nice …

private cottage, private chef, private time …

Cotton Tree wasnt new to me, been there many times, but this time we tried to absorb it all … photographed everything … worked mentally on the elements that would be included …

there is a heron in the top right of this dready that is actually from my very first bit of work for cotton tree, years ago when they opened years ago - it was a card called 'the elements of cotton tree'

the concept took me a long time to 'imagine' … I had had the idea very early on but I couldn't make the next step and translate, visualize how I was going to get that onto canvas - this idea of something that was part plan, part elevation, part something else all together ...

And then it happened with a simple thing - I'd drawn the 'plan' of the property, the two shades of green, the beach, the shades of the sea - and one day i turned the image 180 degrees and flipped it so that I was looking at the plan of the property from the road …

simple as that and my head clicked and I saw it all ... then began to draw the cottages as if I were looking at them from the sea - and drew the 'elements' from the view, the angle of them I'd felt was best.

… It was that simple flipping of the plan part of the drawing, that suddenly did it for me - that transcended the image from nothing, into a dready.

The last finishing touch, that flourish I can't take credit for alone, because it came from the final chat with the people who'd commissioned the art in the first place … the poinciana tree, in full bloom, in the middle of the drawing finishes it, lifts it to another level and although I might have drawn it, it wouldn't be there if it weren't for the wonderful process of how doing a dready commission works … the interaction with the client and their input into the finished product.

happiness …



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