I am feeling a sense of relief tonight as I finished and signed the last painting that was a commission I HAD to complete for the Holidays. Relief!!!!
I like the way my watercolor turned out ... it was done with the help of the client who sent me wonderful photos to look at and get the information I needed to personalize this painting. I prefer to work from my own photos but this cottage is in another state ... so I had to rely on the photos.
Commissions are a challenge for me and for most artists ... trying to understand what the client wants and still be true to owns self. Don't shy away from taking on commission work ... be true to your own style ... that is what attracted the client to you in the first place. The client will most likely be pleased with the work if you are in control of what you want to do with the idea.
If you are pleased, they will be pleased too!
And .... I would like to welcome the Lanyardlady to my followers! It is heartwarmimg to know that someone is reading what I ramble on about!