Thursday, November 5, 2009

My very first commission!





This is the painting that I did for a lady that saw my work through my donation to my sons Twilight fair. She gave me a heap of photos of her daughter and I picked two out and did two sketches to see which one she would prefer. She ended up picking the one that I like best which was great. I just really liked the picture that she gave me as her little girl looked so whistful which is my favourite expression to paint. I don't normally do portraits but i had so much fun with this one I feel like it's still in my style. I also used some of that modelling paste on the trees and the petals which seemed to give them alot more oomf! I gave it to the lady today and she was thrilled, I was so nervous as I've never been asked to so something like this before or been paid. But I could tell she really liked it as she got goosebumps (you can't fake those can you? heheheh) and I was so relieved. I'm quite proud of this one and also offered to make a pendant for her out of the print and she said yes straight away!!! Hooray!!! Today I FEEL like a a real artist yee ha!

12 comments:

Annette Q said...

this is so great Nicola! its such a lovely portrait with your lovely whimsical style shining through :-)

Val Zdero said...

Well done Nicola, commissions will become second nature to you :)

Tom Rademakers said...

Nicola,

This painting is very beautiful. You are a great artist.

NatashaMay said...

This is really lovely! Her eyes are beautiful.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

You ARE a real artist Nicola! She's beautiful and I'm sure she'll be treasured for years and years to come. How cool is that!?
Here's to many, many more commissions!

Miss KB said...

You are a real artist! :) This portrait is completely your style and beautifully done! I am not surprised to hear your client got goosbumps, Great Work! This will be a heirloom in their family forever I am sure. Proud of You, what talent!

PS. I worked on my comments - hopefully they will work now, thanks for letting me know.

Penny said...

It's just gorgeous Nic. I'm so very, very proud of you. Keep doing what you're doing, my beautiful ARTIST daughter! xxx

Jessie said...

Well done Nicola! I've done portraits in the past and the bit I enjoy the most was making it 'my own style' what is what people are hoping for aren't they? I love that this looks like one of yours! :)

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Thanks for stopping by Nicola and for your prayers♥

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Nicola, this painting is so dreamy, lover her face and the colours. This lady must be so pleased. Like a fairy tale.

Deedra said...

Great painting, Nicola! It's so whimsical and airy. What a lovely gift from mother to daughter. It would definitely be the most amazing treasure in my treasure box (although I would keep it in a box, but hung on the wall for all to see)!

Shirley said...

Nicola- CONGRATULATIONS!! But you already must know that you are an artist to all of us! This is a lovely painting..I'm sure she loves it. You've captured that wistful expression so beautifully!

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