The most difficult part of commissions is the mental "roll" of creativity that gets going inside my head--and has to do with every subject that is not on the easel at this time! Ha Ha-- this is also part of the challenge--to tune down those little sneaky ideas that come crawling into my head from who knows where. It is all work and all play, and difficult and easy, fun and misery--and such a high when all comes to a finish!
For any of you other artists who may be reading, since I do my own framing, as I paint I am also thinking about mats and frame molding- and I'd better get with it, and so on.
If you are local to the Santa Cruz County area--or nearby counties, I am showing some of my available work at Burgers and Brews on Main St. in Watsonville CA. Come take a look and have a burger.
Here is where I would normally post photos of work in progress, but since they are surprises I would ruin Christmas for the gifter. I will plan on posting them right after the Holidays