What does friendship at 40 look like?
I guess that would depend on the friendship wouldn't it?
For a recent commission, I was asked to paint "friendship at 40" by four girlfriends as a gift to their girlfriend turning 40. How fabulous! I can only hope I am so lucky when i turn 40!
Commissions are a funny thing. Here's why: I was 100% sure that I had nailed it when I painted A. In fact, when the girls came by the studio last night to pick up the painting, I had A sitting on an easel to greet them - see picture above.
What they chose instead completely surprised me.
Can you guess which one they picked?
They chose B.
Needless to say, I was glad that I did not stop after A.
To learn more about how I approach commissions, read:
How to: Create a Successful Painting Commission in 8 Steps
How to: Create Commission Success
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I am living proof.