Recently I recieved a request for a 30x40" commission. The client had already purchased a small 8x10" and wanted a similar scene. She especially liked the sky.
I painted a small study of what I thought the client was asking for....focus on the sky and a more interesting marsh area.
Nix! The sky is much to gaudy for the client, and could I please add some birds.
This had a better reception, but perhaps a few more herons?
Here we are getting closer, but the client felt the flying heron was too distracting to the sunset.
Most clients have sent me a photo image of exactly the scene they are looking for. I found this trial and error system has worked well for me when there is no photo image to work from.
I would love to hear how others handle this situation.
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