Posts Tagged ‘commission’

The Process of a Commission

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

I put lots of thought and love into my commissions. Find out how I create them, in a step by step guide over here

Rough sketches

Nat & Jon’s Commission

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

I got to do a lovely commission earlier in the year, for a fun-filled couple, for their wedding invitations.

Have a super-fun wedding and a wonderful life together you two!

Nat & Jon commission, by flossy-p

Nat & Jon wedding invitations, by flossy-p

A Family Reunited

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

All of my commissions are special, but doing this one gave me a lump in my throat…

Marking a year since her beloved father passed away. Then 3 days later discovering she has a sister (and niece and nephew) in Poland… and learning of life stories that unfurled from there.

A close bond and friendship has grown between her and her sister over the past year. This painting a gift for when they recently met for the first time, in Poland.

There was a lot riding on this one. Very special indeed.

And I was genuinely touched to receive the beautiful photo of the moment the painting was received as a gift.

Sylvia and Maja's commission, by flossy-p

Receiving flossy-p's commission

Family Trees

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014


Jodi Wiley is an amazing artist from VIC, Australia, who paints super realistic trees, and seems as though she is never without a pen to sketch throughout her day. We really admire each other’s work, so we organised to do an art swap!

Jodi painted me one of her stunning trees, and in return I painted her family, and all that matters most to them.

Commission for a Derby Doll

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013


A new commission in a very different style for me.

A friend commissioned me to do a painting to commemorate her sisters birthday, but as I learned more about her sister I realised my usual doily trees and swooning birds probably weren’t going to be her type of thing. So this vintage movie poster homage to her roller derby persona came about.

Happy Birthday Rainbow Spite!

A Proposal, In An Illustrated World

Saturday, May 4th, 2013


In my latest commission I was asked to represent the occasion of when Kelly and Matt became engaged! A day in a park in Broken Hill, sitting on a little hill near a huge fig tree. A moment I’m sure neither of them will ever forget.

(Notice the little hill under the tree that has broken away from the rest of the land? Broken Hill…)

Every single element in the painting is something they mentioned holds significance to them. Which means there’s nothing in there that doesn’t! I love works like this.

Wishing you both wonderful happy days ahead.

Kelly and Matt, a painting by flossy-p


Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Ekko is an eastern rosella who lives with his human companion in Western Australia. Eastern rosella’s are common in my neighbourhood, but they aren’t usually found in WA. So when they asked me to paint a portrait of Ekko, I was thrilled!

This is one of the largest sized commissions I’ve done, and I had so much fun squeezing loads of detail in all that extra space! Ekko is perched on outlines of actual leaves from trees where eastern rosellas hang out in my garden, on a stormy coloured egg-shaped background, nestled amongst his favourite blossom-foods.

It is now also available as a lovely big greeting card at Lalaland!

Ekko, by flossy-p


Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Amber's Fox - by flossy-p

This commission was from a sneaky-sweet man, as a surprise for his fiance for Christmas. He asked for a painting similar to the girl and wombat, but with his fiance instead, and her favourite animal; a fox.

He told me lots of little bits about each of them – details I represented in an orbit of icons.

I’m told she loved it. And I’m pret-ty sure he would have scored some high points too for being so thoughtful.

I liked the fox so much that I returned to my initial concept sketches, worked them up a little further and turned them into Star Fox and Moon Fox pillowcases. Now available in my Etsy shop!

Star Fox and Moon Fox Pillowcases by flossy-p
Photo by Jacqueline Ingle Photography