I enjoy accepting commissions and have just finished the two paintings in this post for friends. Some artists do not like accepting commissions because they feel that it puts constraints on their creativity. Sometimes the client will dictate what and how the painting should be done. I have been very fortunate in my experiences because my clients have an understanding of what and how I paint. I have hundreds of personal reference photographs and often will have the client search through the photographs for the subject they are interested in. After that we discuss colors, composition, and size and I have a clear understanding of what is expected. Another reason I like commissions is the challenge of a client requesting a subject that I may not have considered before. I am happy to give it a try. It may be a challenge but a good one to tackle.
I am a retired art teacher and now a full time professional artist who loves to paint and share my paintings with family, friends art lovers and patrons.