Should I Take Commissions?

This is a portrait of Geoffrey Holder. Watercolor on Strathmore with white gouache. I really like painting watercolor portraits.

The actual time was probably around an hour, maybe an hour and a half.
I don't remember the exact size, but you can see my hand, so that should give you some sense of scale.

I'm thinking of doing more of these, perhaps as a commision. I'm looking at maybe using @Steemgigs to offer the service.

Is there any interest? Is there anyone here doing jobs from @Steemgigs? How did that work out for you?



This is a portrait of a friend of mine.  He taught me a lot of my salsa dancing moves.

When I was dancing with his group, I had gotten below 200lbs. I would like to be this thin again.

I also haven't painted large like this (I think it's 30 x 40in) in a long time.  I also haven't painted in oils in a long time either.

This is pretty close to life size, and I question whether or not I should paint that large.

I think I need to consider the size of paintings in terms of how easy they would be to package and ship.

There was so much I didn't know back then. Still, I learned a lot from this piece, about the things I should and should not do regarding mediums and glazes.

I haven't worked traditionally in a long time.  Most of my work has been digital. I've been wanting to go back to working traditionally.  I might as well since this work isn't for clients.