Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Commissions

Here are two paintings finished this past week for a Mom's newly painted and redecorated room.  Her daughter chose paint color samples from my color fan based upon fabric to be used in the room.  Deep mossy green, a sandy taupe, and various lighter shades of green were to be combined with imagery of wrought iron.

I used a frame within frame motif with filigree patterns borrowed from her sample fabric for a somewhat more contemporary look to the wrap around canvases.  The paintings are 18 x 24, acrylic with Valspar sealer.  I hope she likes them!

I'm gratified when someone chooses original art over something mass produced.  Because of this, I do my best to please the client, always making sure the work is professionally executed, sealed, ready to hang, and finished on time.

I know that many artists scorn this type of work, but in this economy that is a rather foolish luxury.  One need only remember how much one prefers working for oneself to a job in some conglomerate.  Even if I were to spend 40 hours a week doing commissioned art, I would prefer it to 40 hours in a mindless and soulless discount chain...