This client had a large blank wall at the top of her staircase. She requested a “surf themed” oil painting, 3ftx5ft, and left the rest up to me. It was a fun challenge to create a landscape with a vertical orientation. I gave the piece a “zig zag” composition so it mirrors the ascending staircase that leads to it. I love the way the audience on the peer draws the viewer’s eye into the surf scene.
At the base of the painting, the staircase splits, creating a beautiful “frame” for the piece