Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Corporate Commission No. 1: Fritos


Commissioned Painting No.1: Fritos
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
30'' x 30"

Here is the first of the five commissioned paintings I'm doing for Printpack Inc. here in Atlanta. It's 99% finished, but it's been such a long time since I've placed a post on my blog that I decided to go ahead and put it up now. It won't look that much different when it's finished.

Gallery sales of my work are presently very slow, so based upon the success of my ebay paintings of the "studies", I've decided to return to my roots, and get back to ebay once again. My plan at the moment is to do one commissioned painting, followed by five ebay pieces, and so on. I currently have five drawn out, and two underpaintings completed. I should begin listing the auction paintings in the next few days. Then back to the next commission. I can't decide which one to do next. I'd like to do the more complex pieces first, and save the less complicated paintings until the end. Which is the most complex? The coffee bag I think. It's the one that worries me the most anyway.


8 comments:

Carol H. said...

Great work! I *love* the inside of the bag, and the colors really blend well together.

I would love to see a little tutorial or something on your work process, that would be so interesting! I paint in a realist style most of the time, but I just can't get that great detail that seems to come so easily to you.

Barbara Pask said...

This is fantastic. When you complete all the pieces you'll have to take a photo of them hanging to show us. Barb

theresamillerwatercolors said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work! It reminds me for Normal Rockwell, one of my favorite painters in American art. Keep up the wonderful work!

This Painting Life said...

The painting business is full of constant adjustments, the smaller paintings can be quite satisfying as they scratch the itch ie the need to paint as well as pay the rent! You are painting well and your plan sounds like a good idea to me. All the best :)

Hattermad said...

I can taste the salt.



thanks....now I'm hungry.

Ambera said...

Awesome. I wonder why art makes commonplace objects appear so interesting?

Dean H. said...

Absolutely wonderful! Fritos immortalized!

Katie May said...

Wow......THAT ONE IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!i couldn't beleive that is a painting!!