Last updated Sunday, January 24, 2021.


INTRODUCTION

This unlisted page will serve as our project site for the duration of the commission. Here you will always be able to check on the status of the project and review the latest photos and videos. New entries will always be at the top of the page.

LET'S GET STARTED! 

Quick Links
Original SOW Page, Pricing and Timeline
Original Deposit Page

Project Milestones and Activity Summary
01-24-21 Project Update Posted (details below)
01-19-21
Project Update Posted (details below)
01-15-21
Project Update Posted (details below)
01-14-21
Project Update Posted (details below)
01-10-21
Project Update Posted (details below)
12-30-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
12-19-20 Project Update Posted (details below)
12-13-20 Project Update Posted (details below)
12-10-20
Project Update Posted (details below) [Two Parts]
12-05-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
12-03-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
12-01-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
11-30-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
11-29-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
11-26-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
11-24-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
11-22-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
11-15-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
11-14-20 (2 of 2) Project Update Posted (details below)
11-14-20 (1 of 2) 
Project Update Posted (details below)
11-07-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
11-05-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
11-01-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
10-31-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
10-28-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
10-24-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
10-23-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
10-19-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
10-17-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
10-15-20
Project Update Posted (details below)
10-14-20
Updated Client Input Document Received
10-14-20
Project Site Launched 
10-14-20 Initial Deposit Received - Project Commencement 
10-13-20 Live Discovery Discussion via Zoom (Kyle/John)
10-08-20 Initial Input Document Received from Client 


01-24-21 PROJECT UPDATE

01-19-21 PROJECT UPDATE

Confirming the decision to move forward with color and varnished sides for all three pieces as well as final titles for each piece:

Color selections based on working titles:

Lucy = Lime Green
Daydream - Bright Cerulean Blue
Meritage = Light Blue Violet

Final Titles:

Lucy = Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Daydream = Comfortably Numb
Meritage = Wish You Were Here

01-15-21 PROJECT UPDATE

01-14-21 PROJECT UPDATE

We held a Zoom meeting to discuss the final treatment of the sides of each of the three panels. Agreed that the solid color with varnish was a good look and worth exploring further. Plan to create three test strips with varnish in the three selected colors and test next to each composition. Color match as follows:

Lucy - Lime Green 
Daydream - Cerulean Blue
Meritage - Light Blue Violet

01-10-21 PROJECT UPDATE

 
12-30-20 PROJECT UPDATE



12-19-20 PROJECT UPDATE

 
12-13-20 PROJECT UPDATE

I wanted to further dial in the parameters of the “dots” on the sides of the different pieces.

We could go the route of an actual polkadot stencil pattern like so:
https://www.amazon.com/CrafTreat-Stencil-Reusable-Painting-Scrapbook/dp/B07NYYTJJT/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=polka+dot+stencil&qid=1607907721&sr=8-5
Or perhaps explore a more decorative stenciled pattern like this:
https://www.dickblick.com/products/westcott-c-thru-stencil-book/

 

12-10-20 PROJECT UPDATE PART I

12-10-20 PROJECT UPDATE PART II

The test image below shows the general blue background - minus any added elements. I wanted to share to give some sense of the contrast between the blue and the orange. I think it looks great but would love your perspective. I appreciate the challenge in evaluation. 

12-05-20 PROJECT UPDATE


12-03-20 PROJECT UPDATE



12-01-20 PROJECT UPDATE



11-30-20 PROJECT UPDATE


11-29-20 PROJECT UPDATE

Posting the image below representing the locked / approved location of the flowers for "Meritage". Next steps will be color testing of stem colors - to follow shortly. "Lucy" varnish layers are complete and only awaiting final resin coat. Final varnish coat of "Daydream" to be added tomorrow then ready for resin. Side color reviews and selection will take place after resin coating is complete. Thank you!

Please note: I used photoshop to stretch the image to be a true rectangle, but the aspect ratio is such that the real panel is a bit slimmer than appears in this image. Just wanted to make not of that in case it seems a bit different to what you've seen in the videos. :)


11-26-20 PROJECT UPDATE


11-24-20 PROJECT UPDATE

 

11-22-20 PROJECT UPDATE

 

11-15-20 PROJECT UPDATE



11-14-20 PROJECT UPDATE (2 of 2)


11-14-20 PROJECT UPDATE (1 of 2)

Happy to share that the pre-resin varnish coating is complete for  the "Lucy in the Sky" piece, flower placement complete for "Daydream Believer" piece (photo coming later today). Also, below I've created a detailed swatch list so that I can confirm the number/pattern preferences for the Mix/Match. I welcome your confirmation that I have these correct, and will be creating a "live swatch" of these patterns against the actual panel background later today as well... Thank you!

 11-07-20 PROJECT UPDATE



11-05-20 PROJECT UPDATE


I've created the image below to make it easier to confirm the desired pattern for each element of the mix and match. My request is that via email you provide the combination of Letter and Number to confirm the association between the flower pattern from Daydream Believer and shape from Good Day Sunshine. Thank you!




11-01-20 PROJECT UPDATE




10-31-20 PROJECT UPDATE


10-28-20 PROJECT UPDATE

 

10-24-20 PROJECT UPDATE

 
10-23-20 PROJECT UPDATE

Happy to share that I've received confirmation from my carpenter that the custom panels have been completed, and I will be collecting them from his studio early tomorrow. Will plan on sharing another update later tomorrow to give you a view of the custom panels and the first steps of preparing the panels with a clear gesso, which both protects and strengthens the wood. Happy Friday!

10-19-20 PROJECT UPDATE

Video below shows some early color testing while I await delivery of the custom baltic birch panels. From right to left are reference colors for Daydream Believer, Lucy in the Sky and When the Sun Hits - more details in my video voiceover. 

 

10-17-20 PROJECT UPDATE

A brief update that my carpenter has confirmed a delivery date of Saturday, October 31 for the three customer panels. In the interim I will be creating/cutting the custom flower patterns to ensure we can hit the ground running once the panels are here at the studio. During the upcoming week, in advance of receiving the panels, we can also begin some of the color testing/confirmations. Photo below shows the small birch panel blocks I use for testing color applications.

10-15-20 PROJECT UPDATE

Today I spoke with the carpenter that creates my custom wood panels. We discussed the specifications for the wood panels and he suggested that, if possible, we go with an overall depth of 1.75 in. This will allow for increased rigidity of the panels. Kyle and I had an email exchange and confirmed that a 1.75 in. depth would satisfy the requirement that the artwork sits fully within the shallowest of the three art niches (flush with the wall). So I can confirm here that the formal order for the custom wood panels has been placed with the following specifications:

Three (3) custom baltic birch panels (52 in. x 28 in. x 1.75 in.) with added rear bracing to further strengthen the panels. 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Three custom 52 in. x 28 in. x 1.75 in. mixed media and resin on wood original artworks.

General characteristics of each piece are as follows*
*The following integrates added notes and client feedback received on 10-14-20.

I. "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds"

a. Based on John Kraft's original artwork, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
b. No changes to original work colors or design, other than:
+ Design to accommodate custom size and aspect ratio
+ Advance color test and confirmation of background via video preview
+ Custom deep border coloring TBD but tentatively planning bright lime background with bright purple dashes/dots 
c. Wired and ready to hang
d. Wood grain will not be visible

II. "Daydream Believer"

a. Based on John Kraft's original artwork, Daydream Believer
b. No changes to original work colors or design other than:
+ Design to accommodate custom size and aspect ratio
+ Advance color tests and confirmation via video preview
+ Custom deep border coloring per further discovery/discussion, alternatively at the discretion of the client, finished with the natural wood sides of the custom birch wood panels, coated with clear sealant (vs. color border)
c. Wired and ready to hang
d. Wood grain will not be visible
e. Blades of grass will match multi colored blades as shown in All You Need is Love and All Tomorrow's Parties.

III. "Mix and Match"

a. Based on John Kraft's original artwork, Good Day Sunshine
b. Detailed flower design guidance from client: (reference Daydream Believer) - purple being the “tulip” shape, the yellow/orange sunflower being the largest round shape, the orange, yellow and maroon being the small round shapes, and the orange and maroon for the leaf colors.
c. Detailed background guidance from client: (reference Top - When the Sun Hits and Bottom - Daydream Believer) 
d. Vase shape/color based on Already Home
e. Floor/base - wavy line per work shown on commissions page on this website
Other considerations:
+ Design to accommodate custom size and aspect ratio
+ Custom deep border coloring TBD (complimentary but not the same as main background colors)

+ Wired and ready to hang

ART LOCATIONS

Entry Foyer Art Niche

End of Hall

"Whimsy" Room Wall