Thursday, December 10, 2009


Here it is at last. I started this in July and it was a struggle to draw and paint every last inch of it. Its 15 1/2 x 22 inches. All I've got to say is I'm glad its done and I'll never ever agree to a commissioned painting again.... at least not of a building, a least not this large, at least not with ducks..... not of a boat either. I think I've said this before.


starkeyart said...


I had to laugh when I read that. I made my living for a decade doing commissioned watercolors and ink drawings of houses and buildings. By the time I reached "My Last Ever" I could barely force myself to pick up a brush! Even the thought of it today, almost 10 years later, makes me cringe.

It is lovely, though!


Aurora said...

this is lovely--but I know what you mean--I hate doing art work on demand---so I always say no.

Donna Collier said...

I feel your pain. I just finished two commissioned paintings that I started working on in May. Since I also work full time at another job I had absolutely no time for any other painting. I'm completely burned out right now!

Carole Baker said...

Thank you, Andrea, Aurora and Donna. The finished painting was well recieved and this being such a small town, several people have seen it and I've had 2 people ask me to paint their houses. I'm glad I have the luxury of saying no.

Margaret said...

...but I am sure you made someone very, very happy. It is very charming and nicely done! Thank you for you blog - I really enjoyed it and am sure I will look to if for guidance as I teach myself how to paint... I sketch alot, but am terrified to even pick up a brush... LOL