Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Commission

A week before Christmas, a gentleman contacted me for a special commission. He had written a declaration of love to his fiancée and wanted it scribed as a gift. At first, I was worried he wanted it for Christmas because that wasn't going to happen. Fortunately, he wanted it for 4. January, her birthday.

His text was long ( letter height at 1/8 inch) and worked out to fit a 16 inch x 20 inch  sheet of Arches Text Wove as he wanted to roll it as a scroll to present to her. The Text Wove is a soft paper and could be rolled without creasing. Color palette was blue, green, and pink gouache with a blue illuminated initial on a gold ground (Schminke Gold Perl watercolor)  and a vine with suitable decoration.

I'm always a little nervous delivering these works. Have I correctly interpreted the writer's vision? Will they like it? Art is so subjective. The gentleman was very pleased and complimented my work. I'm wearing two cowboy hats today.

3 comments:

  1. Oh, CJ, that is beautiful. You do such good work. And what a lovely idea for a gift.

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. It's a very romantic gesture.

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  2. Just think, generations to come are going to cherish your work! And some future archaeologist is going to wonder who the scribe was! That's awesome!

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