|Washing Day, Nov. 2013 Commission|
|Commissioned Painting--Celebration Lawn|
Sadie--Pet Portrait~~Commissioned Artwork
Commissions~~Another Road to a Painting
by Cindy Morawski
Webster's Dictionary defines-- commission, verb, "to order to be made." That's a way of initiating an artwork or painting. My commissioned works featured here-- were started with a consultation with the buyer or client. I met the person interested in the commission and talked about the subject of the painting. My references were mostly from photographs. However, I also tried to go to the site if it was a landscape, or I met the pet for a portrait of the animal.
San Antonio Residence--Commission
The more familiar I get with my subject, the better. I try to photograph my paintings' subjects as well. I'll take the photos from several angles and at different times of the day if they are outdoors. Sometimes, I have to go with the client's photograph. I simply can't travel to the site--it's too expensive or too far away. If it's a pet that's a tribute portrait, i.e., the pet passed away, I can't meet the animal or photograph him or her. I have to rely on the owner's photography. I will also interview the person who is commissioning the artwork and ask questions about what they want or expect. The details can make all the difference. If there's a story behind it, I let that guide my inspiration too.
Commissioned Paintings are a wonderful way to get the painting that you truly want. It will involve your wishes, your subject, and your way of preserving a memory for the future. It can also be a treasure that is passed down through multiple generations of your family.
If you are interested in a commission to kick off the New Year, please give me a call at my studio, (210)-522-0706, or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll start with a consultation. The possibilities are endless. Other artwork can be viewed through my website: www.CindyMorawski.com. Thanks and Happy 2014!!!