I have a love/hate relationship with dictatorial commissions (where the client dictates what you’ll be painting). They pay the bills, but quite often I’m left painting subject matter waaaaay out of my skillset and comfort zone; but…they pay the bills. Sooooo, here we are.
The owner of the commissioned piece I’m working on at the moment, loves butterflies 🦋. Particularly Monarchs. She wanted them included in the piece.
Annnd so, I made some Monarchs. I think they turned out quite well…
I always find myself painting subject matter outside my comfort area when painting comissions for friends; and yet, I find myself still enjoying the process…somewhat.