Monday, April 27, 2009

Challenging Commission

I was delighted to have been asked by my contact from the SPCA to do a commission for an employee.  She sent a Jpeg of the lady and her favorite cat I am assuming.

I emailed her back and asked her if she wanted any particular color for the background or if she wanted to have her shirt black and if the price of $50 was okay for a 6x8.  [I know it's low but I'm giving the employees a good price]

She emailed back and said she would get back to me.

I started on just the form because I thought it would be challenging with the two subjects.  Then like some projects, I kept going back to it all the while waiting to hear from the employee.  Well the gal went on vacation and I went ahead and finished it.   I guess I can always change it right?

I know, I know, next time I'll ask for a direct contact number so I can work with them directly.  I'm still learning!

24 comments:

Stephen Gardner said...

Real nice Shelia, and you give good value for the Money. She's gonna love it.

Michelle Burnett said...

Beautiful work Sheila! Very sweet expression. I'm sure she will love it as well!

dominique eichi said...

I love you color choices and her expression is fabulous. Definitively a deal !

Gary Heller said...

I think its a lovely work. I enjoy the expressions on their faces and the way the cats front legs are stretched out over her chest.
Its a delightful portrait and no doubt a steal at 50.00!!

L.Holm said...

It's great, Sheila! I bet she'll love it. And Gary's right-$50's a great price. You could always just state the terms and not ask...??? I'm the worst at pricing.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Very sweet expressions! And more than a reasonable price also!! The colors are wonderful, love how you pull all of them together to where it flows along.

Tracey Clarke said...

I'll bet she will love it. Paint is forgiving, so don't sweat it if she has suggestions.

Manon Doyle said...

Wonderful work Sheila! I'm sure she'll adore it!

pencilportraits said...

I'm sure it's perfect for the client and with such a fantastic deal she'll be doubly pleased.

Vern Schwarz said...

Great job Sheila, I'm sure it'll be sold as soon as she sees it.

Edward Burton said...

Really nice, Sheila - she'll love it!

Spiritartartist said...

Great painting with a lot of personality (in both of the subjects!) I know she's going to be tickled pink with it!! xoxo Sandy

suzanneberry said...

This painting is joyful! It's got such a happiness about it, it's wonderful, I'm sure she's going to love it!

Teresa Mallen said...

I agree that this piece exudes joy and happiness. It makes me want to go hug my dog! :-) Great work.

Cathyann said...

Lovely, joyful work....and a steal at $50.....

Madd Sketch said...

this looks so great! i luv the background too!! it just helps present the focal point. i'm learning from ur pieces XD

sam said...

Nice composition Sheila, Im sure she will like it.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is nice Sheila! I'm sure she will love it!!

Dean Grey said...

Really nice job here, Sheila!

Nice facial expression for such a small painting.

The pose and composition are fun and lively.

Good attention to detail specifically near the very top of the woman's curly hair. Just great.

I LOVE the background color! Hopefully she doesn't ask you to change it once she sees it.

The bright lime green backdrop goes so well with the woman's skin tone, the cat's fur, and the muted greenish-browns on the cat's belly and the woman's headband.

Be proud of this one, Sheila!

-Dean

Mrs. C said...

That's awesome! It's really pretty!

Darlene Twitchell said...

Very Nice! I love how everything ties together, from the background, to the hair, to the cat's fur! The same kind of fluid energy/motion runs through all of them. To me it reads like there's just so much love they could burst from it!

edgar cabrera said...

I love her smile!

Carrrie Jacobson said...

Hey, Sheila, I love the woman AND the cat. They both look happy and charming, and I'd like to sit in her kitchen and have coffee and pet the cat, too. Also, I figure, 50 bucks is 50 bucks, and nothing to sneeze at. So good for you!

Paula Villanova said...

This is really delightful...so much life from both the kitty and its person!