July 2017 Commission
I’m excited to be working on a new commission. The couple that requested it want a still life that includes objects that are important to them; sculpture and pottery their children made, family silver, items from important travels, and so on.
The posts below document the process from the beginning. I hope you enjoy reading through them and watching the work unfold!
Beginning a New Commission
I’m excited to be starting on a new commissioned painting. It’s requested by a couple that wanted to feature items that were important to their family life. I recently visited their home so we could discuss the painting. We worked out the items they wanted included, as well as the composition. The image above shows […]
Blank Slate for a New Commission
A Family Painting I’m excited to start a new commission today. The couple that requested it want a still life that includes objects that are important to them; sculpture and pottery their children made, family silver, items from important travels, and so on. I’m honored to do this work for them, and eager to begin. […]
The Drawing is Complete
The drawing for the current commission is complete, and I’ve begun to paint in the background pattern.
A Fresh Day Lily for the Painting
The star of this painting is going to be a vibrant red day lily from the collectors’ garden. It will sit in the large silver pitcher for a dramatic centerpiece. Obviously, day lilies don’t last long, so I needed to take some careful photos of it, and I also made a few color studies. Below […]
Getting it right
The 90 day challenge is not the only project I have going on in my studio. I’ve haven’t been posting much about them, so I wanted to make up for that with this video about the commission painting I’m currently working on. It’s a painting for a family that wanted to have objects in it […]
The Flower is Painted
Things are coming along with this commissioned painting. At this point, the flower is completed, and I’ve begun work on some of the metal – the silver pitcher and the bronze Thai silverware.
More Work on the Metal and Glass
Work is progressing on this painting. I’ve completed the cut glass vase, and am well on the way to completing the silver pitcher.
Completing the Central Objects
At this point, the central objects in the painting are complete. All that remains is the yellow cloth and the black credenza they rest on.
At this point, the painting is largely complete. All that remains are a few details and touch-ups. These are largely concerned with harmonizing all the parts of the painting together. Once that’s done, the painting will be finished.
One Ends, One Begins
This picture is the end point of one commission, and the beginning point of another. The frame in back is for my most recently-completed piece. I’m delivering it tonight, and am very excited to see it up on the collectors’ wall. Hopefully they will allow me to share some pictures of it in it’s final […]
Framed and Ready for Delivery
This commission is complete, framed, and ready for delivery. I can’t wait to get this into the collectors’ hands; it’s been an honor and a pleasure to do this painting for them.
Considering a Commission?
Have you thought about commissioning a painting like this for yourself or a loved one? If so, I would love to hear from you. Just fill out the form below so we can begin a conversation about it.