Commission

December 5, 2016

This Christmas I have a number of commissions that I have to paint.  Varying subjects, as defined by the buyer.  I find commissions a little daunting.. Firstly, you are obliged to paint the subject (and in a style) that suits the customer.. In some cases I flat our refuse; for instance I don't do doggy or cat portraits as a general rule.  In others, I have a long consultation with the buyer to make sure we both understand what, and how, I am going to paint.  I guarantee all my work, so I try to make sure we get agreement on style up front so that I don't end up with yet another painting gathering dust in the second garage.

 

Currently I am working on a commission that will be given as a gift.  It has some very specific provisions, including the subject matter, and inclusions (even a Panda Bear hanging from a palm tree), that are very personal to the final owner.

 

I have been given a base reference photo to work from.. Here it is below;

 

 

The image of course is of the Shwedagon Golden Temple in Myanmar (Burma for us oldies).  The requested style was semi realistic, so I had some initial concerns over the complexity of the architecture.

 

This was going to take a few sessions :)

 

Session 1:

 

It took a while to get the base drawing correct...3 attempts actually.. It was all the perspectives that made it fun.  But after 3 or 4 hours I had reached this far.

 

 

Not such a good photo.. from the phone

 

Session 2 saw a more intense effort of about 5 hours, resulting in this;

 

 

More to come

Pete

 

 

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