Commission Works

It’s an amazing feeling when someone likes your work enough to purchase it. And even more special if they chosen you to do a special piece for them or a friend. Commissions are challenging because you’re not just pleasing yourself but you want to meet the expectations of the person who has asked you to create their piece.

Below are some commissions I’ve done. Yes, they are dogs. People love their pets and is a typical subject for commissions.

This little guy was painted as a gift for a friend. It’s done in oil and is a small format of 8″ by 10″.

I painted this as a wedding gift. This is oil and again a small format of 9″ by 12″.

This is Bailey. It is my most recent commission. The medium is oil and the format is 16″ by 20″.

Prices range from $150 to 350$.

Creating an Abstract

Creating an abstract is a difficult genre. It needs balance, composition, and all the components of any great work of art regardless of genre. I thought I would go though a few steps in creating one of my pieces.

This is the beginning of a piece. I’m really just playing by creating marks and using a water bottle.

In this image, I’ve stated editing by removing shapes I’m not happy with and keeping those that work for me.
I’m continuing the editing process.
And finally I reach a stage I’m happy with. How do I know I’m finished. Because adding or subtracting will not improve upon what I have.