The last Christmas commission

The next commission

The next commission

Well, I didn’t have to wonder what to do next very long. On Wednesday, I e-mailed back and forth with a client and after a couple of hours she purchased a portrait listing from my etsy shop.  I guess it was the right place at the right time.

It will be a little bit of a challenge.  The house is almost as large as the last one, but she only wanted an 8×10.  As an interesting little aside, she wants the owners’ dog on the lawn.  I told her he would be rather small given the scale of the house, but she was fine with that.  He was old and she thought it would be nice to have a memory of him on the lawn as well as the house.

I have ended up widening the picture some, so it is more like an 8×12.  I just couldn’t go any smaller and still be able to work with it.  As it is, I am using some watercolors to do the tight spaces between the upper deck railings and next to the door side lites.  The pastels sticks are just too thick easily in the narrow areas.  The landscaping is quite colorful and should be fun to fill in.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DixCutler
    Dec 14, 2014 @ 11:46:16

    Very handsome. I’m sure she will love it.

    Reply

  2. Cindy D.
    Dec 14, 2014 @ 13:41:44

    Totally sweet to have the dog on the lawn! It’s an excellent detail, along with the balcony and the street lamp (and all the other parts)!

    Reply

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