I have four basic steps to doing commission work. Look at former posts for Steps 1, 2 and 3.
From here on it is just a matter of painting a first layer, showing the client, then refining and adding layers.
The Indianapolis client chose his favorite drawing/perspective, e-mailed notes and sent the drawings back. I have begun the paintings. Again, I am only going to share those of the downtown street scene with the dome.
This is the final preliminary drawing:
And this is the beginning of the actual painting on canvas:
And this is the finished painting.