Sunday, 8 November 2009

Sunday market

Every Sunday Marion and I exhibit at a local market, Marion with her lovely paper mosaics and my portraits. We started last December and it has provided a surprising number of commissions. Today I got three new commissions - the first is via the client of the Posthumous lady portrait posted here. He phoned during the week saying a friend of his wanted a double pastel portrait and he duly came this morning with his friend's photos. He is still very emotional about the portrait I did of his wife and he rather tearfully told me he was speaking about me to all his friends and would get more work for me. Sometimes this job gives you the best possible moments. The second commission is also a double pastel portrait and the third is of three dogs, also in pastel. So a dusty week ahead.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Wedding day finished version

Well the client came to pick the painting and loved it so can't ask more than that. I felt rushed doing it but felt that given the time I had I did the best job I could.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Wedding day

The drawing was delivered and the client seemed happy so back home and working on this large oil (39.5" x 32"). I only started painting on Sunday and it must be delivered on Thursday so rather a rush. Here it is in its present state with some refining still to be done.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Young Spanish woman

Wow - busy few days. This is the first of the two commissions I got this week. It is of a young Spanish woman and is the combination of two photos we took during a shoot last Wednesday. This has to be handed over tomorrow morning and I am also working on a large oil which must be finished by Thursday. I'll get progress pics posted of that one tomorrow.