Tayo Joyce is a visual artist that paints in a wide range of styles. This site contains a catalog of her work (some of which are for sale and available as prints). She renders her work on plexiglass, canvas, pastel board, illustration board, cloth and paper with paint, pastels, color pencils, ink and china markers.
The Making of "Repetition and Variation of Trees"
Prior to starting work on the commission, I meet with the client to get an idea of what they want, and obtain picture references. (In this case, I was given a picture of a Japanese maple.) And the desired location of the piece.
Based on that information, I capture the colors of the space that the painting will be located in, and discuss the color palette with the client.
Then, I create studies (which are smaller and rougher versions of the work) for the client to review.
And, depending on their comments, I make additional studies.
And more, until we are both happy.
Once a design and layout is determined, I block in the general colors and shapes on the main support (in this case, a cotton canvas).
Then, I send the client periodic updates of my progress and also check with them to see if I am heading in the right direction.
(With landscapes, I work from the background to the foreground.)
And I continue to send updates and make adjustments.
Once I am close to finishing, I take a step back and assess what's working in the piece, and what's not working, and make improvements.
I keep making changes until the client and I are satisfied with the result.
Then, I hung the artwork at the client's location.