12x10" mixed media on gallery wrap canvas
COMMISSION...we will see...
A few days ago a collector called me with a request to do another acorn piece like "Acorn Duo" but not...ha. I get tickled at those requests. I respect people who want something I've done...and I understand that they found something they liked. This collector needed a different size, and after a couple of conversations I learned she wanted something a little different. We had some conversations and after I understood what I THINK she was after I created this piece.
She liked the color of the acorns...she liked part of the background color and the depth the dark purply/brown of the bottom...but, after she realized the shape of the canvas was in different proportions she decided that I was right that it needed a little bit more. So, I did it.
This process is fun sometimes, but I remember my days when I did many more commission pieces and the frustrations I felt as well as the collectors. It is HARD to take information from one person's mind and get it to match with the other persons mind...I haven't heard back from her yet to know if this is what she wanted...so we shall see.
I often wonder if I should even be doing commission work...and I change my mind constantly. I love, love working like I do...but I feel frustrated when I can figure out what the collector is thinking of. Not their fault, and not mine...so, it is a gamble...This one was pretty ok cuz I was in the mood to do another acorn piece...but for the future of me doing commission work...I'm not sure...