For the last 6 weeks I have been working on a series of commissioned paintings for new collectors in San Francisco. With the 3 paintings successfully completed, approved and now being framed I am now in the preparation stage for the next commission. My San Francisco patrons have been wonderful to work with and the process has gone as smoothly as I could possibly hope for. I promised them at the onset that working with me to have their fine art dreams realized would be a rewarding adventure and I did not want to disappoint. When creating paintings for clients I try to zero in on just exactly what it was that drew them to my work in the first place. Was it the sense of color, mood, the texture of pastel, a particular composition, the dramatic use of light, a sense of stillness in a particular painting or was it simply all of it. Understanding what evokes and inspires an individual or a couple about my work is very important when I am given the opportunity to create something new for them. My San Francisco collectors, as a couple had different points of view and likes about the direction to take with the series. My job as an artist was to stick to my own vision while being conscious of my client’s wishes. Many artists find this idea daunting. I myself, love the challenge of delivering something beautiful and special to the people who entrust me to create for them. Commissions are a specialty of mine and I have been doing them for my entire 2 and a half decade career. Here are two of the paintings for the San Francisco commission. These garden paintings will be featured in their dining room . I am also including a picture of one of the walls the paintings will appear on as well as the framing choice. We are using a distressed silver moulding from Max Moulding with an umber wash (that warms it up.) Linen wrapped mats with hand painted bevels will set off the paintings. Custom framing will be completed at Art Brokers Inc. in Sausalito, CA.