So when I do a commissioned piece I try and do a mock up of what it is that the person who want the piece has described. It is a tricky thing to do at times. Since people have differing perspectives on color and visuals.
So here is some of what i do for commissioned pieces. For Kit I have done a color swatch (actually several of them) to show what the primary check design would look like using primary colors from the picture that will be the central attraction.
Then in this case I painted the picture that represents the picture I will paint in the oval section of the headboard. Kit wanted a picture of the Oregon coast. I actually used several photos and transposed them to get the effect she wanted.
When I am done with the entire project I will photograph it and put it on here to show you my finished project.
Painting on Whidbey Island.