This is a behind-the-scenes look at a recent commission of a sea shell for a remodeled bathroom. I mostly paint directly from life and sometimes I use photos for a commission due to not having another option (for example, if I am painting an old barn that no longer exists or a pet that won't sit still or a memory of a person, place or idea).  Abalone & Sand Dollar | 9x12 in. | 2017 | Private Collection

This is a behind-the-scenes look at a recent commission of a sea shell for a remodeled bathroom. I mostly paint directly from life and sometimes I use photos for a commission due to not having another option (for example, if I am painting an old barn that no longer exists or a pet that won't sit still or a memory of a person, place or idea).

Abalone & Sand Dollar | 9x12 in. | 2017 | Private Collection

Commissioning a painting

Commissioned paintings: 

  • make great gifts
  • very popular way to buy art that one loves
  • meet specific dimensional needs "I have a small bathroom and want a shell painting"
  • meet thematic needs "I need a blue flower painting"
  • a loving, fun way to remember and honor a memory, a person, a pet, an idea, a place or even an old funny innocent joke
  • more needs met for the buyer right down to custom framing "I need a walnut, simple and contemporary frame"

 

If you are interested in learning more about commissioning a painting, call Susan at 415.524.3124 or email me at susan@susanpragasapthy.com. I am actively painting commissions year round, work with various price points and plan out the project in detail in advance with the client.