Sunday, August 9, 2009

Truly Not Dead

Commissioned House Portrait
16x20, acrylics on canvas

I'm truly not dead. This summer has been a whirlwind, for various reasons, and I've had little time or energy for painting. Since I got back from SOWA in May, I've only done a handful of paintings, and three of them were commissions. Just finished this one, which I have to say was a challenge. All those windows! And don't even get me started on trying to make the different shades of blue work together. But I believe the end result was worth all the angst. I really like this one, and I hope my customer will like it as well. Can I now get back to painting something for me? Time will tell. I still have one more commission to do, for a co-worker who's retiring, but I've been out for the past several days (now that summer has FINALLY gotten here and it's stopped raining...blech!) with my camera, so I should have some good new material to work with.