Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Commission


Just saw my latest commission leave with a very happy customer. It was more difficult than I thought, because he wanted a black and white pencil drawing but he gave me color photos. And the hardest part was that most of the subject is a statue, I guess it's brass, but very dark. If you email me with the location of this statue, I'll send you a small painting. I think the only one of my readers who might know this is the Divine Miss M. Not Bette. The other one.

7 comments:

L.Holm said...

A challenge, indeed, but you pulled it off beautifully! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and for your very kind comments. Your work is joyous! Liz

Dean Grey said...

Very detailed and accurate looking.

What size was this one?

Good job making the statue look like a statue and not another person just sitting on the bench.

-Dean

Deborah Ross said...

Thanks, Liz. Wow, joyous. That's something that I hadn't thought of, but that's how I feel.
Dean, that's 8x10. And thanks for your compliment.

Paula Villanova said...

This is pretty cool...and I love public art. In Somerville, MA, there are some benches with(I think) bronze sculptures of people seated and random items on the benches. You did a nice job with this. I think Dean makes a good point, I wonder if I would be able to make the sculpture look like a sculpture and not a person sitting on the bench!

margie said...

Gee! Thanks for the confidence, but I'd have to make a wild guess... and that would be somewhere in Colonial Williamsburg??? Beautiful drawing, though!

Deborah Ross said...

Hi Margie, No, but close.
I love public art, too, Paula. My son worked at Bubba Gump's in Charleston when he went to college. They had a similar bench with a suitcase and a box of chocolates that looked real and people tried to pick them up.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Stunning work Deborah!