Chewy, the Golden Doodle, is painted on an ornament.
On a day when we are snowed in (for now), I am listening to the morning report on the radio and hearing all the traffic issues out there – and I am content to stay indoors and spend some time painting.
Chewy is painted on a larger ornament.
Chewy is painted on a 5 inch ornament which is 2 inches larger than my usual wood slice ornaments. I found it much easier to paint on this larger surface but there is something old-fashioned about the wood slices that appeals to people.
Benefits of commission painting.
For the past several years, I have painted exclusively on commission. All portraits once completed, are handed over to the clients. This is an advantage since I don’t accumulate a lot of unsold art in my home. In addition, commissioned artists need only buy canvases or wood slices or even paint on an as needed basis. Of course, like most artists, I have a good supply of all kinds of paints, brushes, and mediums.
However, I have reached a point where it’s time to get out in public with my art. In the coming year, I am attempting to set up samples of my work. Chewy will be part of a collection that I use as demonstration for people who would like to see my work on actual ornaments or on canvas.
Do you paint on commission? I know many artists have reservations about accepting commissions. What other benefits do you derive from commission painting? If you do not paint from commission, then I would love to hear how you organize your time and your art studio so that you aren't swamped with unsold work. Or perhaps you are fortunate that all your work sells immediately...do tell us your secrets. Leave a message in my email inbox here. All messages are vetted before publication.