Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Following Instructions

Anyone who knows me is aware that I'm not the best at following instructions. Maybe this is one of the reasons why it's so stressful to paint comissioned pieces. Even with specific colors, I'm always nervous that the painting I create will never match up to the image that the customer has in their mind.

Trying to understand what someone has envisioned in a custom piece is a little like trying to describe a dream. You know how sometimes a dream can seem to make sense in your mind, but the moment you try to explain it, it turns into something fuzzy and ethereal? That's a bit what visualizing commissions feels like to me. 

I've been working on a piece for a "special" (code word for secret) client that wants an exclusive painting for their store. I'm not done with the painting yet, but you're getting a sneak peek at it. What do you think?  


  1. Lovely as always! I really like the colors :)

  2. Love it! Feel like, if it were my dream, I would have something around the yellow poppy on the left -- like a halo of dots, or some background stenciling, in orange, deep green, or cobalt, a color that "pops" a little, but in a design/configuration that's unobtrusive.