Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My First Commissions

This week for the first time I did a painting on request. Actually I did two commissioned paintings this week.
I have gotten requests in the past to paint a particular subject or scene but I have always declined. I didn't have the confidence in myself as an artist to capture the "vision." There was added pressure for the Madonna because she is such an icon and I wanted to do her justice. I pushed myself harder than ever with these paintings because I really wanted them to be something my two new patrons would like. I am so glad I finally braved these endeavors. Firstly, it was so fulfilling because the painting became an interactive project. I didn't paint these paintings, we painted them. Secondly, it pushed me to really hone in on quality and technique. So here they are, Madonna And Child and In Flight


  1. Wow! These are just absolutely beautiful and touching!

  2. I was looking at your Etsy shop- do you ever sell prints? If so, please let me know, I would love one for my home!

  3. Oh my goodness Carrie ~ these are just beautiful! I especially am in LOVE with the
    Madonna and Child!