Saturday, April 16, 2011

Paint Party Friday - Commission

Hi guys this week I wanted to share with you a commission that I have been working on. I'm not sure it's finished yet but I'm at that point that I am reluctant to do anymore to it if you know what I mean.

I was asked by my client if I could do a painting for his nephews Baptism but in my particular style. He has also asked me to paint two candles but I haven't started those I'll share those with you later.

The figure is Jesus holding a baby although I think each person could find something different in it.

What do you think any tips or suggestions?
I've never painted this sort of subject matter before so I'm quite outside my comfort zone but enjoying the challenge :0)

28 comments:

Christine said...

good for you going outside your comfort zone, that's not easy. Nice work.

Cathy Bueti said...

Nicola I think this is beautiful! I love your style, it is so unique, I have never seen any like it. Personally, I wouldn't change a thing.

:)

Netty said...

Its beautiful as it is Nicola, you have such a great style. Annette x

Fallingladies said...

very nicely done... I know what you mean about comfort zone, I'm felling out of mine with the palette I'm working on!

Tammie said...

You already know they love your style so they will most likely love this. It is lovely.

Magic Love Crow said...

Nicola, I think it's beautiful! I wouldn't change a thing ;o) Take Care ;o)

Heather said...

You know I love your style, I think it's beautiful! xo

art2cee2 said...

I love your style...and thse butterflies...amazing!

Gloria said...

I think it's great Nicola. I wouldn't change a thing either. Very nice.

Roban Studio said...

The butterflies are gorgeous! Love how you did your blog header with them. I think your painting of Jesus is perfect and your client will love it.

dthaase said...

really cool piece

Hybrid J said...

Lovely work with motion and emotion. Well Done! Love to see the finished piece. ;)

Louise said...

I immediately recognised it as a religious image, if that is any encouragement to you.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Love your new header- those butterflies deserve to be seen on a regular basis!
As for your new painting- I love how simple it is. It allows the viewer to interact and decide what they're seeing. Usually when you're reluctant to do anymore, it means the piece is finished. Personally, I can't see anything that could be improved upon :)
Happy PPF ( a day late ;))
Stephanie

SHERI C said...

I hope you will share the finished image when you make the final stroke. It is lovely. Happy PPF!

Deanna said...

I think it's off to a very good start. I think your client is going to love the finished piece. I've never done a religious piece but have been thinking about doing one recently. You have given me inspiration and the courage to give it a try!

Kristin Dudish said...

Wonderful... This painting is true to your style and I would trust your gut when it tells you you're finished :)

Looking forward to seeing your candles...

xo
Kristin

NatashaMay said...

I love it so far. Can't wait to see it finished. And thanks Nic for you encouragement. It means a lot to me. :)

EVA said...

It's beautiful and tender. Lovely!!

Anne said...

Looks great so far! Tender and sweet.

Marlene said...

I think is is really beautiful, you do not need to do anything else to it.

Julia Christie said...

I agree with everyone - I wouldn't change a thing! Lovely piece - love your style!

Smiles and hugs
xo

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Nicola...beautiful!!...i feel you have done a super wonderful job..it is gorgeous..peaceful..gentle and spiritual..I feel the essence of love shining through!!
beautiful!
Victoria~

Yvonne said...

I love it. Scarely going outside our comfort zone isn't it. But you did well I think.

Lynn Stevens said...

I see the inner light shining through, Just my opinion I think I'd darken the outside, maybe a deep blue. So you focus more on the subject matter, Red is such a bold color and the eye tends to pull away from your center image. Again just my opinion, and tastes very greatly. I do Love your focal point!!! Either way I'm sure your client will LOVE it!
Lynn

Annabelle said...

Lovely the way it is.
You created a beautiful serene and touching art piece.

Annabelle : )

priti.lisa said...

I love your unique style! The painting is lovely.
xo

toadinaboat.com said...

Seems like a perfect image for a baptism or christening. Is the nephew an infant? I think the client is going to be very pleased. It really invokes a sense of enveloping safety and love.

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