My first commission

I don’t remember that I’ve ever had a commission before, even when I was painting when I was young(er).  Out of the blue last week a fellow volunteer at the Museum asked if I would sketch a portrait.  He posed for a photo and I drew it from that today.  He said he only wanted an ink drawing but I may also try a watercolor one just for practice.  I do not intend to charge him for it as it’s an experiment for me.

Later…… Here’s the watercolor experiment.

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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3 Responses to My first commission

  1. Paul says:

    Very nice. It captures some personality as well.

  2. miatagrrl says:

    A great portrait, Kate! I agree – you captured something of the person, not just his face. What did the sitter think?

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