I have been working on a few commissions lately. I find it to be an interesting project as I am working from the viewpoint of someone else.
In this case, a wonderful woman, Nancy, has sent me images that her talented husband photographed, and asked me to interpret them in oil. I have really enjoyed working with Nancy, as she is open to my suggestions and at the same time, is able to communicate to me exactly what she wants.
I find it to be much more harrowing than simply painting for myself, but also very exciting.
We went for a non-traditional composition in this case, which we feel will compliment her other artwork.
On this piece, I was able to stop trying to over think and paint the way I think she would like it (tighter, more lost edges, softer color????) and just paint the way it seemed to naturally flow. The result.....I loved it and so did she! Thank you Nancy, for having such confidence in my work.