Wasn’t sure this commission was ever going to get completed. Showing a house, packing and downsizing my studio, made this one of the most challenging commissions I’ve done. A sweet dog, for a sweet collector, these are usually the ones that fall off the brush. Somehow working in 15 minute increments, it sat on my desk as a testament to the out-of-control that has been spinning in my life. At one point an option considered was just telling them I couldn’t do it.
When the painting was finished, I felt proud and relieved. The painting was done and I liked it. I could move on to Florida with a clean slate as I have not accepted any commissions since.
Feeling smug, I went to my now empty supply closet to do the finishing work. Thinking I had planned perfectly by leaving one proper-sized mat, backing and mounting tape out of the moving boxes, I realized I’d forgotten to put aside an acetate sleeve in which to put the painting. Stickers I usually put on the back were not where I thought I’d packed them. Of course, the printer was running out of ink for the provenance, and guess what? Brown wrapping paper in which I usually wrap paintings had been given to a friend.
Thankfully, all was resolved and the painting was delivered yesterday to some happy collectors.
All in all, a good reminder to expect the unexpected. Kind of exciting, don’t you think?
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