I find so much joy in doing commission work. As the artist, I get to develop relationship with the clients. If they are local, I even get to design the piece for space, considering the colors, geometric aspects of the site and seeing the furniture and other art work the clients have.
Currently, I'm designing three window panels for the greatest young couple. There house is quietly elegant, without being stuffy! Full of stunning pieces. Because the couple are here in Asheville, I've had a chance to actually check the windows for how the light will come through, which really is exciting for my artist's mind.
It has been so much fun adjusting the approved sketches to the actual size, to source the various fibers (wool, silk, and bamboo), and to work on the layout. Stretches my artistic "muscle".
There are large pieces. The first two are a rendition of our majestic French Broad River, done in two section. It's 24x40! Below is the "first draft" of the left window panel piece.