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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Red Rose Commission

I have my first commission to paint a triptych  of red roses.A scary prospect but at the same time exciting as well.Certainly out of my comfort zone for sure.This is where I need some help.....please tell what you think and also which background looks better.I am supposed to show him an example of what he is looking  for and if he likes it I will go ahead and paint three very large pieces!!!! HELP!!
This guy wants these as a present for his wife,I did'nt know there were any romantic men left on this earth,it seems there might be one or two. : )

22 comments:

  1. Hi Azra, congratulations on your commission! That's most exciting!!
    Your rose is stunning, I'm sure they'll love it!
    The backgrounds are both beautiful. I personally tend towards the top one, just because I feel like the circles on the second compete a little bit for attention with the roses, but it might be due to the reflection that makes them brighter. They are both great backgrounds.
    Could you show him both options and have him choose?

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  2. Thanks Robie!! You're right so I've sent a picture of both and I am now waiting in suspense. : )

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  3. I have to agree and say the blue background compliments the depth of the roses. Both absolutely brilliant! Beautiful, I'm sure he'll love them both. Congratulations, here's to many more commissioned pieces coming your way.

    Romantic men? thought they only existed in Shakespeare's imagination?!

    xoxox

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  4. Great news Azra, a commission is always a bit scary, but such a boost for self confidence. I love this rose and I absolutely prefer the first background, so much more simple, as the star here is the rose .

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  5. Thankyou so much Es-Jay!

    Thankyou so much Jane!

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  6. Hello Azra:) first: in all cases stay calm :) You can do it and you already did it. Beautiful roses!! I prefer the first one because of the beautiful dark red and the nice background, but this romantic man has to choose. I wish you good luck with the big ones:)

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  7. Congratulations on the commission Azra! I prefer the first background as well. I don't really have a reason for that. I can hardly wait for his response! :D

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  8. Congratulations on your commission, Azra. How exciting!

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  9. I am so excited for you! I am feeling your nerves but you'll persevere and shine! I know it! (love the top one personally)

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  10. Congratulation on your commission Azra, both backgrounds are lovely but I prefer the first one , the rose is gorgeous.

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  11. These are both so pretty, Azra. If I had to pick a favorite, though, I think it would be the first one, too. The background really highlights the red of the rose. Well done!

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  12. Wow Azra, that is so exciting! I think the roses both look great but if I had to pick one, I would say the top one because the rose stands out more. Great job!

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  13. Congrats Azra, I am thrilled for you and look fwd to the finishing piece.. both look lovely, but I am partial towards the first one since it offers more contrast. Good luck!

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  14. Hi Azra! Congrats on your commission.Checked out your blog after a very long time.Things kept me away from blogging.But from what I see you definitely have been doing some great work out here.
    If you ask me about the background choices then I will go with Robie on this as the top background really helps the rose stand out.So heres wishing you luck and many more commissions.:)

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  15. Thankyou so much Renate,Liz,Linda,Karen S,Sidmar,Darla,Karen d',Padmaja and Yasha!!

    You are all unanimous in choosing the first painting..wow!! I can see why now and I agree.i am still waiting to hear from him,the last time i got in touch he did take a few days to reply so I live in hope!! If not ,these things happen for a reason and I will take this in my stride,rejection does get easier.

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  16. Wow Azra, these are both so pretty. I like the bottom one better but I think it is such a personal thing. Congratulations on your commission. I know you will do a fantastic job!

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  17. I would show him both because you just never know what is going to appeal to someone. You'll do a fabulous job.

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  18. Hey Azra,
    Congratulations. What a wonderful project to be part of. They'll be great! I like the jewel shapes on the bottom one. It gives it an extra element and adds somewhere for the eye to go. Both are beautiful so... do whatever YOU want!
    Have fun with it!

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  19. Congrats Azra! I like the first one, but if he picks the second one it will look great too. Have fun doing it.

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  20. Congrats Azra on the commission. Your work is lovely.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  21. Congratulations Azra! How very exciting. I'm so happy for you. Don't fret though either one you choose would be stunning. I'm partial to the top one with the beautifuk turquoise blue background. I just think the color is more potent and helps make the roses "Pop" more. Good luck.

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  22. Thankyou so much Karla,Chris,Nora,Violetta and Joan!!

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