My big commission work starts

Pencil drawing

Partially inked

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celelebrate today.  I have been working hard the last 2 weeks on my five house commission. They are only 8×10’s so the work is pretty quick. Here are both the pencil-up and most of the inking for the first one located in Florida.  This one is white stucco with salmon pink accents.  There is Spanish moss on some of the trees and evergreens to go along with the palm trees.  I wonder what that little one by the driveway is called.  I bet it is one that stays small.

Starting the color on Jasper

Jasper streetscape

Jasper streetscape

I’ve started the watercolors on the second Jasper streetscape. I need to let it dry totally before I add more depth and shading tomorrow. How do you like these colors? Jasper’s town square is a pretty lively colored place.  I really like the bold green and blue accents. This should be a nice companion to the last one when it is finished.

Florida commission

Florida commission

Last week, Tim Livingston (whose blog is linked on my blog roll) asked me to join an art challenge of posting 3 pieces every day for 5 days.  I can’t quite manage every day but here are two older pieces.  Part of the problem is that 4+ years ago when I started this blog (I can hardly believe it has been that long), I posted a lot of my older pieces to get me by until I knew were I was going with it.  I have had to dig around and take some new photos as well as go through some earlier photographs. I came across this Florida pen and ink commission which I have always liked.

Father and daughter

Father and daughter

And lastly for today, there is this one.  I rarely do people, but I did this of John and our daughter a few months after she was born.  For obvious reasons, it is one of my favorite pieces.  And it’s not too bad either.

More to come with my next post.