Saturday, July 7, 2012

Second Commission Completed

Remember this?  I sold it.  And then commissioned one.  Yes, a man was so saddened when he had learned that he missed his chance to buy this that his darling (and she was a sweetheart) wife contracted me to create another one.

You know what's hard?  Commissioned art.  At least with a personality like mine.  Will they like it as much as the one they saw?  Its not the same.  Not exactly the same.  Will she like it as much as he did?

OMG, what if she hates it? 
What if it doesn't go with their furniture and then she hates him for it?  And every time she looks at it all she can think is 'God, how I hate that!'  What IF??????  Really, I like it when people just buy the one in front of them.  Sure, it sounds fancy to say "I've been commissioned...." But is it worth the stress? Well, farts and feathers, folks- I sweated this one.  I even drove over to the new home of the first painting and held them side by side.

But in the end, I think the second one was better and I delivered to said client to give as a gift to her significant other and hopefully..........I may never know...Why?  Why doesn't the client call and let me off the hook???Why I ask you?


  1. Did you just write "farts and feathers, folks"??? I'm dying. I think the new one is fab. What did she say when you dropped it off? That should give you an idea? If not, call her after the date that she said she was going to give it to him and say that you wanted to check and see if they are satisfied and if he liked it. I don't think there is any problem with that.

    1. Yep, I came up with that one! Maybe I will call- it feels a little awkward at this point~

  2. Been there, done that and wearing the paint-stained T-shirt!

    I've created a piece for a local exhibition which I loved, delivered it and was asked to do 2 others in the same vein. Could I do them? Nope. Managed one which is 'ok' but gave up on the 3rd as they don't have the same element of spontaneity and invention. They just feel like clones.

    They're both fab, and I'd be happy to have either hanging on my wall (don't panic - I'm not going to ask you to create another). If she doesn't like it she obviously has no taste :)

    P.S. Farts & feathers? Love it :D

    1. Thank you, Nigel. I agree- I don't mind doing a series but the same one? 'Clone' is an apt description!


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