Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dragonfly's Kiss

I've been very fortunate over the years to have been offered several commissions.  Not all of them I accept.  It depends on my frame of mind, where I am in life, and what is going on for me, but some I do.

Painting a commission carries some measure of stress, but it is quite the experience, working within somebody's vision not my own, hoping that your creation will connect to the visionary.

Recently I received a request for a commission from someone I have not met. The request was heartfelt and thoughtful, and I was immediately drawn to this person's vision.

After some discussion, emails back and forth etc., I knew exactly what I would paint.  My creative approach felt right, and somehow I knew that there was a connection between this person and what I was going to paint for them.

It's a small work, 6" x 8" canvass in Silks Acrylic Glaze and Ink.  Once it was complete I was thrilled.  I stepped back from the painting and I felt instantly calm.  It was a simple and elegant representation of my patrons vision, and I only hoped they like it!

Yes they did.  They were overjoyed with it and now "Dragonfly's Kiss" is home.

Thanks for checking in xx