The Challenge of Commissions

2011Article posted by Gilly

As I’ve mentioned previously, this year I’ve taken on several commissions, so I thought it might be of interest to talk about the process of painting commissions as it is very different from just sitting at the easel and working on something purely for one’s own pleasure. To begin with, there is quite a bit of stress (for me, anyway) of trying to produce something to someone else’s specifications and for someone else’s vision, not to mention that the final painting must really please them.

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