HEY FRIENDS AND ART LOVERS!
So...I am in the midst of a busy season of commissioned work.
It's EXCITING - and a little stressful!
Why stressful?? Well, the truth is a commissioned painting takes double the amount of time as a regular painting. HOWEVER, they are also pretty rewarding. To have a client get EXACTLY what they want is WONDERFUL! I usually put too much pressure on myself for it to be PERFECT....which is the stressful part! BUT....in the end it is ALWAYS worth it! So.....here is a recently finished commission.
For this one, the client had already purchased this painting from my "Mixed Message Series":
The painting was inspired by The Wizard of Oz.
She was one of 5 pieces I did themed around Oz. I modelled all the artwork after traditional still life oil paintings...in a colour scheme that is a little more 'adult' than most of my work...here are the rest in the series:
So the client wanted a companion piece for "Clean Sweep", but wanted it themed around Alice in Wonderland.
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! I started with writing down some ideas....to make it work in my 'mixed message' series, it had to be punny...it was a challenge....it was a lot of research and brainstorming BEFORE even painting!
In the end, the client decided on "To a Tea"....
I started to work on a drawing that had text to match his previous painting....and came up with this drawing...
I wanted it to have a still life oil painting look....and wanted it to have a number of key Alice in Wonderland elements...obviously it was a tea party....but I also put in a pocket watch and a Queen of Hearts playing card.....
WHAT? GENUIS??? STOP IT!!!!
Once I got approval from the client on this rough drawing/direction, I started painting!
I kept my painting from the other series close by - so i kept in the same range of colours. I wanted these two to work together PERFECTLY!! I put in more yellows, and some pinks BUT kept the blacks greens and teals in the same range....I sent a photo of the 'final' painting the client for any last suggestions....and then finished this little beauty up!!
HERE is the final piece...I am thrilled, and so is the client!
So, YOU TOO could have your own tailor-made painting!
If you LOVE my style....and you know what my final paintings look like....you can always commission me to do something that fits your life and environment perfectly!
YOU can choose the size, the colours, the theme.....you just have to TRUST in my vision....and WHAM-O-BAM-O there is the art piece for you! One that we work on together for YOU!
Send me an email today!!
MY BLOG - YOUR INBOX:
Rob is a professional artist, lover of vintage stuff, part time smart @ss and compulsive pancake eater!