I just finished – or at least nearly finished – my first commission. I must say I’m rather proud of DESERT MAN. He really captures the essence and mood of the original photograph that inspired the painting. I used acrylic paint and also palette knife which helped shape the mountains. It’s far “freer” painting than any of done before. Now I just hope the person who commissioned it is as happy as I am!
But it’s a different experience painting and having an expectation attached to it. The expectation to fulfill another person’s vision of what the painting should look like. So this has been a completely new experience all the way around. I also found it was the first time the kind of techniques I’m learning in my new class are coming into play.
So check out DESERT MAN and see what you think.