It's difficult to express how humbling and gratifying to know that a piece of art you created has moved another person so deeply. I have learned so much from this gentleman in our correspondence and partnering for several pieces of artwork over the last few years.
As most of you know, I have been working on a commissioned oil painting for the last six months. It is not a project that would normally take quite this long, but I'm not in a position to paint full time just yet and there were a lot of family events over the holidays. Overall, … Continue reading Painting Commission: French Maran Rooster WIP Photos
Rooster Commission I finally got back to work on this painting today. I have all of the darkest tones laid in and most of the mid-dark tones as well. I will start on the highlights next and assess whether or not I need to adjust any of the values before allowing it to dry completely. … Continue reading On the Easel: Rooster Commission and Barred Owl Study
The second step in my process is to submit a full color sketch. In this instance, I used a set of art markers on marker paper.
I find it very useful to make preliminary drawings of a concept before I start a painting. This is the stage at which I send the first sketch to a commission client for approval.