This 6″ diameter wooden box was painted for a ballroom enthusiast. I painted a color portrait of the couple on the top and four black and grey silhouettes on the sides. Since the signature couple for this commission are usually dressed in black dance attire, I used the chandeliers and the background colors of a favorite ballroom locale to make the box glow. Doing the ladies in charcoal grey helps to define the two figures.
This commission was painted as a gift for a young Mountain bike enthusiast. I used actual photos of him for the top of the wooden file box and for the speeding bike on the back face. Painting the motion in the speed shot was a fun new experience for me.