This is one of my favorite paintings because the homeowners were open to letting me try something different- really simple and dramatic. It's a media viewing room, and the shell of the room was so crisp and clean with the coffee colored walls and glossy white wainscotting and trim, I just didn't want to junk it up! The black of the high-tech equipment just seemed to want company-more crisp black images, nothing bright, colorful or distracting.
I just loved the idea of a whole theater
audience sitting behind you as you watch a movie, sharing the
experience, but nobody talks or drops popcorn and candy wrappers on the
floor. It took me a little time to figure out how to suggest
several rows of seats using only black paint, but suddenly the idea of
using the wallcolor as light outlining seemed obvious. As I worked on
the rows of seats, I had to remember that perspective was still
important, and that the seats would seem smaller as the rows got
further away. As a movie buff, I was thrilled to be able to add the
director's chair, camera, and clapboard to the adjacent wall. The
film loops around the doorway just pull it all together.