Often an artist creates a custom work for a client. That is also known as a commission.
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The most recent commission is called, “I Knew You When I Was Sixteen.” It is a large 3′ by 4′ canvas, painted in oils. It is bright and bold.
I have been working on capturing the relationship between two people or a person and their pet. This is a portrait of the connection between Andy and Nancy who have known each other since they were sixteen. They have lived in Florida and in Georgia, hence the tropical foliage and fruit, both oranges and peaches. The skyline at the top of the canvas is the view from the terrace of their condominium. Nancy’s personality is that of a woman who likes to wear red and smile, Andy is protective, kind, and admiring.
It was a joy to create this painting to celebrate the relationship of these lovely people.