This Christmas break was unusual for me for one reason. I had a lot of extra time on my hands and for once, I didn’t paint. The time leading up to the break, I spent a lot of time on commissions for people as well as working on some Christmas gifts of my own. So I thought I would just try to sit back and reflect on what I had done and take a sec and think about what I wanted to do next. And for right now, I haven’t come up with any ideas. And that’s ok.
I love the story behind this commission just as much as I like how it turned out. A friend of mine was giving this painting to his mother. His mother’s name happened to be Dorothy and she had a dog named Toto. It was too perfect!
They are similar but I liked the verse so much that I repeated it.
I have some blank canvases at home that I’m trying not to just rush right into painting just yet, and that will be hard. Right now I still need to hunt for inspiration and plan it out.
Also, I have a website that I try to keep updated with the custom paintings I’ve done. Check it out!