I say recent commission because I have not really done any ever but then this happened. Someone close was asking what to put on their walls. I suggested that we look at their photos and whichever they choose I would work from it. My medium is oil pastel on textured canvas never having got into painting strictly speaking.

Later friends shared some photos they taken while hiking last fall. They were beautiful shots of places on the Bruce Trail. A conversation ensued about what I could do with their chosen photo and soon enough we had agreed on size, price and a monthly payment plan. It was fun to work on this project because I got to spend time in “place” I had not visited for awhile. The more I looked at the photo the more I found to draw; it was amazing. My friends will soon have their oil pastel on canvas called WALK IN THE WOODS.

I have included these “progress photos” because when shared on instagram people seemed to enjoy them.

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