Well it had to happen. After a couple months of constant snow my paintings followed suit. I am taking on a large winter landscape project but wanted to dive in and play with some small images first. The commission is a different color scheme but it’s good to get my groove on with these first.
I finished this commission and have shipped it to its new home in Florida. I don’t take on too many commissions but I find myself with a few in the works at the moment.
I am nearly finished with my latest commission. It was a very specific size and dimension so I custom built a cradled board to the exact measurement that the client requested. I use to outsource the woodworking aspect but people have become both unreliable and horribly expensive (winning combination). So now I do everything in-house right down to the framing.
After the board was finished I sanded it down as smooth as possible. I put four or five layers of gesso onto the wood. Finally it is time to do the painting!
It is always satisfying when the buyer is excited by the finished work. The final steps will be signing, edge detail and varnish… then packing and shipping!
I painted this little commission for a woman in the San Juan Islands, a place I dearly love. She had fond memories of the big lakes of North Idaho. She wanted a little painting that captured her magical memories from the summers in the 70’s and 80’s.
Wrapping up this commission. A painting of Lake Pend Oreille from a different vantage. I drove over to the owner’s property a number of times before starting a concept and ultimately this final painting. Always a pleasure to paint this like I love so much.
This was a commission I finished early in December of 2020. It’s a subject people truly love, I am discussing taking on a similar commission in the near future.
Final photo of this painting. It was one of the larger commissions I have painted recently. I just shipped it off to Oregon.
My most recent commission. I have a much larger commission next in line.
These two were shipped off to Western Washington. I am pretty particular about commissions I agree to, even so I currently I have a list of projects to finish for people.
Studio light alone shines on this moonscape commission. Last look at this one, it was packed up and shipped to its new home.