From our last open studio event with IAP Fine Art we were commissioned to design a mirror to hang over a fireplace in a North London Home. The room is painted with Little Green's North Brink Grey, has dark oak flooring and contains a number of paintings including two works by Roy Conn (1931 - 2018). The Victorian mantlepiece is in a beautiful grey green marble.
We visited the house and began consultations with our client. We decided to focus on one of the paintings, a vivid hard edge abstract in acrylic. The mirror would be the same size as the painting, be constructed in oak and stained to correspond with the floor. We used the design of our Strip Mirrors as a template with the mirrored panel 'floating' inside the frame. Next we chose four colours from the Little Green range for the strips and finally a green for the frame interior.
There were no colours in the LG range to match the green in the painting, so we mixed one up using artists acrylics. We then made a series of studies to decide the order of colours and positions of the strips and made a second visit before going ahead with the next stage. We chose Pompeian Ash, Dock Blue, Chimney Brick and Obsidian Green for the strips which would be configured in a clockwise spiral. This gives a sense of subtle movement to the design.
We will post more on this unique mirror soon.