I just finished up a pet portrait but I can't post it for a while as it's a surprise for someone. Two other commissions in the works, both surprises. I love that part of my job. For a few weeks or months, I'm part of something big in someone's life. I hear stories about the person the portrait is for. I meet family members or pets, go to their houses, communicate secretly. It's an honor and a privilege to be part of it all. On top of that, I get to do what I love most, paint. For me, it doesn't get better than this.
In August I will be showing some of my noncommissioned paintings at:
Planet Art Gallery in Mount Lebanon, August 18-Sept. 1, "Thematic Developments: Art Inspired by Music"
The Cognoscenti Gallery in Bridgeville, August 12, "Bridgeville Historical Society Art Show"