Another commission finished! It's my largest painting to date as the diptych measures 14' x 5'. I can't tell you how much satisfaction I get crossing a commission off of my "projects" list! I probably make commissions a lot more work than most but I think it's important to make sure my client and I are on exactly the same page before I start painting their abstract painting.
If you think about it, how likely is it that anyone in this scenario could possibly have the same abstract painting in mind? My client, the interior designer has one idea. Their client probably has another. And I might be thinking of something else! So how can I insure that every abstract painting is a success?
It's easy. I paint sample paintings. (And yes, that's sAmple, not sImple paintings.) Once I feel that I have a very clear direction from my client (which includes photos, fabric samples and lots of questions from me!) I usually paint 5 - 10 small sample paintings on canvas paper. These ideas are then sent to the client so they can choose in advance the painting they would like me to paint.
Once they have made their selection the final stage of creating the painting is a wonderful process. There is no fear, no anticipation and no worry that the client won't like the painting. And so far this method has worked every time.
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