May 27, 2018

How I Approach Commissions


I was recently commissioned to do a painting. Now, commissions bring a particular set of challenges to the table, but in the case of this most recent painting, there was an additional caveat: the client wanted the piece to look like an older painting of mine.

Of course, I don’t want to just make a copy of an older painting – doing that wouldn’t be interesting to me, and the end result would be boring.

Watch the video and let me know what you think. What challenges do you encounter with commissions?

In gratitude, Nicholas

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PSS Here is a photo of the painting the client wanted me to copy:

Nicholas Wilton

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Nicholas Wilton
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