A lot of us are temporarily out of commission during this Covid-19 pandemic. We are unable to operate in a life-as-we-know-it manner. While we’re being forced into a recalibration of how we navigate through our daily lives, it helps to remember that it is only temporary. Each and every one of us are allowed our own, unique vision of the lives we hope to return to when all of this is over. Some of us just want to return to the comfort, safety, and security of our past lives. Some of us are taking this time to envision new horizons. One thing I know for certain. Having a vision is important. It can help us tread water during uncertain times.
I recently took the opportunity to work on a painting commission while temporarily out-of-commmission from selling my work at outdoor art festivals, which is how I make my living. The process unfolded in a way in which I enjoy……after seeing a painting on my website, a customer was wondering if I could recreate the painting not only formatted differently, but with a different color palette as well. I’ve learned, through a lot of trial and error, that while I appreciate each and every time someone asks if I do commission work, this is really the only way that works for me and the customer. It allows the process to unfold relatively seamlessly. They have a general idea of what the painting is going to look like, and I’m able to keep my vision intact. I’m adding to their vision, not trying to create it for them.
This is the painting that was seen on my website.
Here is the painting that is the result of the commission process.