A couple from Austin purchased this acrylic painting of mine, and have commissioned a bluebonnet landscape to hang with it. I thought it would be fun to take you through the commission process with me. Though I paint more in watercolors, I like doing commissions in acrylic, because then the customer can look at the work-in-process photos and say something like, "Oh. I was picturing something much lighter." And I can add layers of paint until it suits. When I paint with watercolors, usually the painting does not turn out exactly the way even I was picturing it! But that is part of the fun of watercolors. They are unpredictable and unforgiving.
After almost 20 years of Industrial Engineering, I decided to try to align my life with my values and priorities. Now I am an artist, part time ranch worker and part time church staff (strategic planning). That leaves almost no time for housekeeping, which is fine with me and my dust allergy!
My art business is called Texas Hill Country Art, and I mostly paint Texas wildflowers, landscapes, animals and such. I often paint commissions of people's favorite vacation photos.
Watercolor and acrylic paintings are also available in a greeting card format. ACEOs (baseball card sized paintings) are sometimes studies for my big paintings and sometimes just silliness, like my Ballerinas in Trouble series.