Tuesday, July 2, 2013

back to it

I am working on a recent commission. I wish I could give the subject's name, it is such a good one. But alas, he is a six year old boy and I am sure I would be breaking some cosmic-internet-child-protection law or something. Can I give first names?
Anyway, I have not accepted a commission in over 5 years. And I wanted to talk a little about that today. I have a degree in Illustration, but it did not take me long to realize that I hated having the subject matter of a project dictated to me. Hence, my path to gallery representation and fine art. What is it about tasks of obligation and expectation that suck the fun away from the job at hand? Don't get me wrong, I would not trade my background in illustration, I just don't like being told what to do in the studio.
So what made this commission different? Why would I consider it, and ultimately accept it? The money? Something to jump-start me? (I took a few weeks off after SQUARED). I still don't know.  But I am excited about it. This little boy melted my heart during the photo shoot and I'll post progression pictures as I go along. (Probably shouldn't post the references.)

Get ready Lowe's. I am coming with my four children to get materials to make my own cradled gesso board panels.

It's party time, chumps.

1 comment:

  1. do your 4 behave better in the store than mine? I hope so...mine barely made it out of aldi alive today...

    What is the diff. between the gesso board and canvas wrapped thing (sorry, I don't know the lingo)?


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