When people commission a painting, do they know what they really want? It’s great if they just love your style, but sometimes people are looking for someone to produce an image from their imagination that they can’t communicate… Ack!
So, Judy and Carolyn do commissions, with two rules: if you don’t like it, you don’t have to buy it and if we don’t like it we don’t have to sell it.
Here are some commissions that have been successful 🙂
A cabin in the woods… If you were thinking that would be simple, you would have been as surprised as Carolyn was when she saw the subject. This was pre-digital so it’s a photo of a photo- that’s why things are a little skewed (don’t blame the carpenter!). I rarely use a ruler so much to draw a sketch.
This one also had to fit in a frame of unusual proportions. Click to see it bigger. Everything is there, even the bell to call the family to meals.