A new commission

pencil drawing

Inked up

The season for Christmas commissions has finally started for me.  This project is a little bit unusual.  I have never drawn a vehicle before, but I had a request for this one.  This is an old decommissioned post office in Missourt that was sold to a private owner who has turned it into offices for entrepreneurs.

One of the tenants commissioned me to paint this as a gift for him and wanted me to include the owner’s bright red truck.  I believe this ranks right up there with the black dog for my first pet portrait commission in the difficulty (and trepidation) scale.  Still, I think it is turning out right and my husband says it looks good. I have it mostly done now and letting it sit and percolate a day or two before I ship it out.  There are a small new home portrait and a dog portrait in the queue next so there will be lots of work to show up until Christmas.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Des
    Nov 21, 2018 @ 08:54:06

    The tenant is going to love this. Even though it’s not mine and I have no attachment to it, I like the truck! Some things I notice are the detail, the framing of the truck and building between the trees, and the angle that make the whole scene very pleasing to the eye. The truck adds a warm and personal touch.I hope you follow up and let us know what the recipient thought when he saw it.


    • ruthsartwork
      Nov 21, 2018 @ 10:17:23

      Thanks, Des. I’m glad you you like the truck. My next post will show the color. It is virtually done, but need a little work on the truck occupants. And I rarely do people either, but they look a bit to ghost-like yet. LOL


  2. denisebushphoto
    Nov 24, 2018 @ 10:04:08

    Wonderful job Ruth! I like how you are showing the work in progress.


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