Creating a Commission Painting – Step 4:Painting the image

by Maggie Shively in Commission Work

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.


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