I have finally completed my first professional commission! A local woman had seen my work in the Copley Society's 18th Annual Student Exhibition, and then saw three more of my paintings as part of the Copley Edge show and decided she wanted one for herself. The woman contacted the Copley Society and we got together for a meeting in which she gave me color swatches of the room she wanted the painting for. We talked about the technical aspects of the commission such as material, canvas size and how long I had to complete the painting.
It was odd doing a painting knowing it was already bought and for a specific person but once I let go of that idea, I had a great time with the painting. Also, because the woman wanted the painting to be light enough to easily transport, I had to paint on canvas for the first time in over a year, it took some adjusting to but ended up being fine. Below is the finished piece, it is titled " Two Tabs A Day" and is 48" by 48, acrylic and pastel on canvas.
This was a great experience and I hope to be getting more commissions soon!