I thought I would do a series of posts about some commission work I've done. Here is Part 1.
When people see the paintings in my Family Album Series, they often say "I have a family photo just like that." That's how I got my first commission. Nancy MacCallum asked me if I would do a painting for her from a favorite photo she had. Of course I said YES and when I saw the photo-what a treat. The colors and patterns were terrific and subject matter even more appealing to me-sisters! Here is the photo she gave me to paint. Nancy is the prim and proper one on the far left.
Some people ask me if I blow up the photo I'm going to paint and simply paint on top of the picture. Actually, I reproduce the photo by eye onto a primed artist board. This means the painting is not an exact replication of the photo, and with a palette knife, it's impossible to get a true likeness. I simply aim to get an impression of the moment. With that said, here are the "Sisters" in palette knife.
This was such fun to paint and I am really pleased with how it turned out. I'm pretty sure she is too : )