Sunday, 3 July 2011

Painting for the sake of earning money

I have neglected the M.A of late due to family illness but also because I was commissioned for a painting that would of consisted of eight people, two of which have died. It was a difficult piece and a task that I didn't want to do, however as an artist were my skills can be of use to earn money.

What I have struggled with is creating this piece from different photographs taken at different times, some taken a few years ago it was a difficult piece to create these images have been put together using photoshop.

I have to admit I hate doing commissions because paintings are not photographs!!! 
I have had to remove the childrens faces because they are in the process of being adopted.

This painting as much as I hate has made me realise that I do need to take more time when creating work, to step away and reflect.