Monday, May 28, 2012
Nearly Commissioned Out!
The view ... from my outdoor "studio" location... on our front lawn. South lighting was great! ha ha!!!
No one should ever complain about having clients who have faith in your painting style... who are willing to give you artistic licence to complete the commission and who wish to pay you right up front for your effort. I never complain because it is part of our business and in these economic times... it pays the bills.
However... I always feel uncomfortable and a bit pressured to have someone else's money jingling in my pockets until the commission is sent off to the clients and they are happy with the work. This was amplified by the fact that we had much work of our own to get settled into Rockport before I could settle into the commission work.
I decided to use afternoons over the past week to dedicate time to completing these commissions t... thus alleviating this feeling. This afternoon, I put the finishing touches on the second 20x24 inch canvas to complete the painting(s) part of the commission. Now ... it's over to Deb for the framing and we can send off the work to the clients in Hillsdale. I'm quite sure that they will be more than happy with the outcome... and I can only hope that they will understand about the length of time needed "to deliver the goods"... as they say.
I have one smaller work... a 9x12 inch canvas remaining... which will be in the done basket by Tuesday at the latest. Then... on to the joys of Rockport! I am truly excited to get started and will focus on village scenes at first because that seems to be where the interest... and sale potential lies for visitors here. Then... I will get my canoe in the water and head out island hopping to record the multitude of landscape and river home sites that are just minutes away... and crying out to be painted. Summer Island Folk adore their homes in the Islands. Many have been owned by families for five and six generations and they have a great deal of pride in their castles.
So I will be posting as I go... newer and I think very pleasing works, along with the photographic references I gather as well. I do hope that you'll continue to check in regularly and follow me on this exciting new path I am on!
"Summertime... and the livin' is easy... Fish are jumpin' and the livin' is high..."
Good Painting... and Happy Summer to ALL!