Happy New Year 2022!
I'd like to share a quick story about a privately commissioned painting I created and shipped out to an out-of-state family the week before Christmas. There were good reports that it was received and put under (or maybe beside!) the Christmas tree. It was a big and happy surprise for someone on Christmas morning!
It started when someone called me last summer (2021) and said that her brother had given her one of my easel desk calendars for Christmas 2020. She had been looking at the artwork so often that she had begun to dream of having her own 'Tao painting.' Talking it over, it sounded like the imagery and color palette she had in mind were something that I could make into a reality for her. She also had a specific wall in mind for the piece, so she needed a vertical orientation and a certain size. So for her, commissioning a piece was really the best way to go.
She told me which of my paintings she liked the most and she also shared some beautiful photos of the lake at their summer house. Working from these pictures as springboards, I made some watercolor sketches for her to consider. She approved one in particular... which gradually turned into the full scale 40x30" acrylic painting pictured here. After our initial phone chat, the whole process was done via pictures and texts we sent to each other.
Creating privately commissioned paintings for clients is a process I really enjoy. While most of my studio work is comprised of my own paintings that are sold at shows, I am usually able to take on a few private commissions per year. To read more about that and other commissions I've done, please visit my client testimonials page HERE.
Thank you for reading! Please feel free to ask me any questions by commenting below or by going to my contact page HERE.
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