So, back in Adventure #105, I mentioned a big commission project that I couldn't show off.
Here are the details!:
Though all I've fought to do since I quit "the real world" is to support myself with my art and to prevent having to ever, ever again work a conventional 9 to 5...to stay OUT of offices -- it seems that I'm going to be back inside one, in a fairly big way.
Well...my art is anyway!
I am doing quite the collection of custom 11" x 14" paintings for a pediatric dental office in the northeast U.S.
The process has been an absolute blast thus far and the dentist who commissioned the pieces is an absolute dream to work for. I worked in a pediatric dentist myself for a while, while in college, so I know firsthand how scary those visits can be for little ones and it makes me so happy and honored to have my art on the walls of such an office, where maybe it can help calm some nerves and cheer some fearful hearts!
This is going to be the biggest number of my paintings in one place (other than my own house, that is!) and it's so exciting to think of there being sort of a little gallery of my work!
The super cool thing about it is, though, that the majority of the paintings are going to be of the staff, with a painting for each employee, done in my style, based on their appearance and personalities and interests. That was all the dentist's idea and I think it's such a neat one.
We're doing them in batches of three and are still only about 2/5ths of the way done...but the first fifth has been packaged up, sent off, arrived safe and sound (THANK GOODNESS!) and seen by everyone, so it's no longer a top secret surprise and I can finally share those with you!
So...without further ado...here they are!
There's a female dentist at the practice, so of course, I had to paint her as the tooth fairy:
(I had a really difficult time deciding what color the tooth fairy's dress should be, so I asked in the Etsy forums, and got a variety of opinions -- so I just made her dress ALL THE COLORS!)
I think the story behind this next one is the sweetest. There's a girl who works there whose parents are both deaf, so she is fluent in sign language. When I found out about that, I absolutely had to do her painting incorporating some kind of sign language...the sign for "I love you" to be specific!
And, though I don't like to play favorites, sometimes you just can't help it...and I think this one is my favorite out of these three. I had such a difficult time with the unicorn, at one point, I really and truly believed I wasn't going to be able to do it. BUT I did! And I completely love him. I will definitely be doing more paintings with unicorns in the future!
Well...as I said, we still have quite the ways to go, so I have painting to do, so I better go get busy!
Have a super duper weekend!