Here it is! ... the secret commission I was working on last week.
A friend(Darrell Rollins) asked me to paint this painting for his wife (Sonya) as an anniversary present. He had seen my painting.."The Edge of Blues" that I painted of my husband...Brent. (below)
Commissions can strike fear into my artist heart, because I am creating something on demand. I have gotten used to them and enjoy commissions. But...
I always have just a bit more fear when starting a commission of someone that I know. Will I really be able to catch the likeness? I have learned over the years to let go of what I think the person looks like, and paint the shapes and shadows. It always works. I am happy with how it turned out and so was my friends.
The photo for the painting of Darrell was taken by Misty Buhrmester. You can see some of her photos
. She is new to photography, but I love what she does.
Happy Anniversary to a great couple!