Posts Tagged ‘commission’

Mountain Stream Commissions

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Molly and Yvette's Commissions, by flossy-p

I got to paddle in cool mountain streams, and bask beneath big trees in July… well on paper at least!

I delved deep into two commissions… each for couples celebrating their anniversaries, each couple enjoys the outdoors and has a love of nature, and kayaking down creeks, each are yet to have children, but are devoted and in love with their pets.

The difference was that one couple lives in Sydney, Australia, the other in Minnesota, USA.

Once again I wove lots of symbolism and metaphor into these works, and had a lovely time doing it too.

Commissioned Wedding Invitations

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

A few months ago I was asked to create a commission and turn it into wedding invitations for some friends. The initial painting is bright and clear, but for the printed invitations we toned the colours back a bit and had them printed on cream cardstock, giving them a more vintage, art nouveau feel. Now the invitations are out, I’m looking forward to the wedding in April 🙂

Christmas Commissions

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The months leading up to Christmas are always busy with commission orders. This season was no different. Commissions this year spread from the Blue Mountains to Winnipeg in Canada!

Painted Faces

Friday, April 25th, 2008


My heart was stolen in April, by the vividly painted faces of the tribes people in Papua New Guinea, and although I have never travelled there, these folk have taken me to another place as my studio fills with brightly patterned faces.

The commission I mentioned last month has arrived to its patron, and has been given to her best friend as a gift. Now both recipients have seen the painting I can show it without spoiling the surprise. It was a gift from one to another, to mark the pregnancy of her first child. Molly sent me the most beautiful email of thanks explaining her interpretation of all of the elements, and also sent me a photo of the work after she had it framed. It’s so great to get feedback.
See the finished piece in the Gallery section of this site.

img_rosa_byflossy-pA couple of weeks ago I met up with some locals to help paint a series of murals for the upcoming annual fair of this little community. The paintings, that feature flora and fauna native to this area, will be displayed around the streets on the weekend of the fair at the end of May. It was a cool way of meeting some of the locals in my new town, not to mention learn about the native wildlife that I’m now surrounded by.

Also in April I contributed an acrylic painting to a local art exhibition. It’s not my usual style or technique, but it’s good to challenge the rustiness sometimes, and to break the “golden rule” of art teaching to never use outlines. Here’s a little bit of it…

Commission in Progress

Sunday, March 30th, 2008


This is a tiny little bit of a commissioned painting that I have been working on during March. I can’t show you the whole piece yet as I don’t want to spoil the surprise for the new owner. But next week this illustration is off to live in Minnesota.

During March I have also been working on a couple of paintings on canvas for a few local art shows. So lots of work, but nothing ready to show yet. Next month’s entry will be a biggen’. Hold tight.

Personal Commissions

Monday, December 31st, 2007


I spent December working on another commission. The briefs I’ve been getting for commissions have been amazing, and each time I feel lucky to be entrusted with something so personal and satisfying. It’s great getting feedback too, so nice to hear how the work was received and where it’s going to be living from now on.

There’s a new commissions section in the Gallery area of this site, each one with a testimonial from it’s new owner. Please feel free to contact me if you’re interested in having a commission made of your very own.