The basics: the commissioners came to me (back in January) requesting a painting of radishes for their kitchen. Their nickname for their daughter is radish, so it's very sweet and meaningful. They sent me just a few requests--they needed a specific size painting to cover up their circuit breaker box (genius!), they had an inspiration image that got them thinking about a radish painting, and they knew some of the colors that they wanted included in the painting, so that it would go with the rest of their kitchen and the other art in the room. But otherwise, I was free to play!
From there, we worked together to come up with a composition that they liked. I sent them some watercolor sketches and questions, and they responded, choosing composition #2 (you can see the options below). From there, I went for it! I sent pics along the way, and played with it until we were all happy.
You can see that I reworked the background quite a bit, going through a couple of changes before deciding on a final look...
Thanks to the commissioners for asking me to bring their radish concept to life! It was SO much fun.