Sunday, May 13, 2012
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 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...