long distances and custom paintings

Just finished the first of 4 commissioned pieces I need to get done by next week.  The rest are sitting in varying stages of completion – propped up in a small circular gathering in my studio.  There is something indefinably gratifying and equally intimidating about custom work.   They’re stories about  important part of other people’s lives.  People who I’ve never met and are mostly strangers to me.   It’s a peculiar thing to feel connected to a person in this way.  Plus,  I always worry (maybe a little too much) that the paintings won’t be perfect.

And then there’s the business of trying to get an accurate portrayal of the work onto a computer screen . .  which is a completely  futile battle.  Lets just imagine this looks approximately  700 times better…

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