Phaedra confessed that she has to buy anything with her name on it. I asked, “Does that mean, if I paint your name, you have to buy it?” She said, “Yes!”
So we discussed her budget, which she decided was $60, and you see the result.
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Phaedra said to do it however I wanted. That’s awesome from a fellow artist, a true honor. She said she loves doings things this way because, when she give up control, the artist makes whatever they are inspired to make, and it is a surprise for her.
I did ask for her fave colors, and whether she wanted a digital painting or a painting on cloth. I also inquired if there was anything else she wanted. She told me she likes her name elaborate, and girly in the sense of floral. Which is great for me as an artist, bc I love adding a lot of calligraphic ornamentation that is feminine or nature-oriented, as well as lots of little curlicues and the like.
I chose to paint on a silk hoop to get maximum ornamentation.
I am happy with how this turned out. The colors I mixed came out well. And I love painting silk, colors become luminous on it.
I want to keep it, I love it, but what would I do with it? It is not my name! Or that of a deity I worship, LOL.
I’m honored by a commission from an artist. For some reason, half my commissions come from artists, which I think is really cool.
Phaedra, here are product details:
Hand painted silk on hoop, 9&1/2” across.
My original design painted freehand, one-of-a-kind, initialed and dated by artist.
Hang on wall. Or display a contemporary way: Lean it against a vase. Not for outdoor use. Before shipping, I’ll attach a string to hang it by.
Phaedra, if you are not 100% happy with the project, say the word. I want you to feel really good about buying this. If you do not, I am happy to paint you another or, if you prefer, drop the project.You will not lose a cent.
I even have a tiny bit of leeway in terms of redoing part of the painting. Can’t change a lot without a smeared mess developing, but I can change a bit.
Just post your decision below.
To my other guests, if you want to commission your calligraphed name, I would do it in a unique way, in whatever style the Muse guides me as right for you. I am virtually incapable of repeating my designs, so your painting would not look like Phaedra’s.
Thanks for dropping by, everyone! Do comment to let me know you were here and what you think.