Commissioned Painting and Design

Finally able to share a couple projects I had been working on before the holidays. I was thrilled to get a modern portrait order through etsy. The color is a bit washed out in the above photo but I wanted to show the painted sides and the depth of the wrapped canvas. It will certainly give a pop of color to a room! I thought the photo was so adorable. It's an interesting process to simplify as much as possible yet leave enough to look like the people and tell the story of the day at the same time.
the BEFORE photo:

my modern painting of the couple:
A bright royal blue was the requested color. More details about the painting can be found HERE.

Then I had a little freelance project to design an online store front banner. Pretty small to see here but it gives you an idea any way.

Projects like these always keep my job interesting, and I am very thankful for them.
Right now I've been working on a new mini series... kind of similar to my thought provokers found here, here and here... only there is a bit more detail and I'm incorporating pencil drawings into it. So many ideas running through my head! Oh what will be made in 2011?! :)


Artist Terri Smith said...

Oh My Goodness Sweet Jodi..I Love The Commissioned Painting! WoW! And The Banner Turned Out Lovely As Well! You're A Fabulously Talented Lady And I'm Looking Forward To Sharing More With You Throughout The Coming New Year! Sending Love & Friendship From The Beautiful Peach State, Terri

Kelly Berkey said...

Hi Jodi,

Your modern painting is wonderful, such talent. How you get so exact is beyond me and quite a skill and talent.

I received your gift today, thankyousoverymuch! I was THRILLED!! I will post it on my blog tomorrow or the next day. It arrived in perfect condition. Should I spray it with fixative prior to having it professionally framed? Hubby also says a bit thank you! It was one of his favs!!

Thank you , thank you, thank you. I'm truly blessed to have such wonderful and talented blog friends!
love and hugs,