Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sombody Loves You

This is my first commissioned work.  It is 12 x 16 cradled wood.  I learned a lot creating this piece.  The client had several aspects he wanted in the painting as a Christmas present to his wife:  peacocks, her jewelry he had made for her, the tree he proposed under, and two sayings that held special meaning for them.  The entire notion was so romantic!  And suddenly, creating art became stressful because I wasn't creating just for me;  someone else had to love it as much as I did.  And that was scary.  End result - he loved it, and she loved it, and I sighed in relief.  I immediately told myself, "No more commissions!"  But given a few weeks distance, it was a really great feeling to create something so special for someone else and have them love it.  So, maybe I'll accept another commission, given the chance...

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