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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How to do Commissioned Work Tips for commissioned work Latest paintings and Mixed Emotions Alexandrine Parakeet

Latest Paintings Confident Strokes Symbolic Abstract Oil paintings
 As the feelings of sadness, heaviness in heart, left him free to fly since three days no sound, hope he is fine. While was busy with commissioned work , small paintings, symbolic abstracts , nature was at work. As the new alexandrine who was found nearly a month back looked healthy and could fly well, experimented with letting him fly in the sky, once found, this time as have left him there is no sound am worried, hope he comes back soon.
Commissioned work is a part of every artists life and as we all love to have work at hand this is also the most difficult part in our profession.
Tips for taking Commissioned Work Paintings-
1) Decide upon the budget for commissioned work. Usually the client  has a fixed approximate budget for the art works they require, number of paintings, medium of paintings and size of paintings commissioned. Discuss this clearly with the client, corporate or private art collectors, buyers of art.
2) Communicate with the  client what style they want the paintings- abstract, nature, still life, portraits, usually clients have specific demands for the paintings they want to be made. This again is clear when the client chooses to give commission to  an artist, only after reviewing their past work of art.
3)Colors they love and would like to be incorporated in their customized artwork also can be discussed.  As  I do lots of symbolic abstracts and lay utmost importance on feng shui colors , and effects of colors on mind, color psychology, color therapy, it would be better to understand whether the client loves energy colors , earth colors or spiritual colors.
4) Time when they commissioned works are required. This is very important from both sides, the client as well as the artist. They may have a certain function, occasion when they wish to present, gift, the commissioned pieces of paintings, or unfold some special paintings on certain special occasions coinciding with their profession.
5) For the artist the time taken too make paintings, number of artworks and the time taken for drying well, all must be considered before committing, deciding on the date for any commissioned art.  The artist can well in advance let people know how long before they need to get the order and the time they take to deliver the paintings.
6) Only take those orders who you can do justice to, by time and by work, sometimes due to time crunch the artist loaded with responsibility and pressure to complete a certain number of paintings within a fixed time suddenly get an artists block. They are not able to do justice to the commissioned artwork and this is reflected in their paintings  and by choice of colors.
7)  Relax, free your mind and then begin commissioned work, this helps. Take a break before, nature  walk also help, take time sharpening your skills, prepare to paint , spend more time preparing for teh ideas, colors, thoughts,  , and then go for it. The flow comes out naturally.
8) All commissioned order of paintings must be finished on time. Keep in mind the loyalty , and responsibility you as an artist have to submit the work on time. Reputation and work habits , style or working , professionalism always helps, even for artists.
9) While working on commissioned work, some artists  prefer to  keep showing drafts, or how the work is progressing to the client, the thought that they can make changes while working on a painting  instead of showing the complete painting for approval of the client. This will save time and also help to give the required result artwork   that satisfies the buyers.  Sometimes this becomes quite a  pain as usually lay people , clients who do not have any knowledge of colors or styles, and they may get confused as well as confuse the artist, so your individual choice in this term.
10) Finish the paintings on time, pack them well, commissioned art is not just about paintings but also sending the package on time. Commissioned paintings involve the whole process of painting, packing well and your work reaching the destination at the earliest or on time scheduled by the client, is a great way to invite more attractive commissioned works later.
All the Best!
Friendly Alexandrine Parakeet male
Confident strokes, Untitled, abstract painting on oil sketch paper



My Best Friend Alexandrine Parakeet

Loving to Chew possessive about his perch
As he would sit on a natural perch, wooden branch, and live on the window sill, he had become very possessive about his territory.
I am not aware of what lessons in compassion nature universe is teaching me, the loss   just become unbearable, first to care, love and then to leave, as about the female Alexandrine  parakeet who had lived with us free for two and half years.
As this one had come in distress, and I was given by the next building people, the time flew by caring , feeding, him but as he looked confident, I had to let go, the most difficult part, hoping he would come back, think some one has caught him,a s he would answer my whistles with his every time.

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Heart of Love Reiki symbolic healing painting with our new love Alexandrine parakeet, Blood Donation Camp


new friend alexandrine bird from paradise
With Alexandrine bird from paradise, the one we had has been caught since past eight months , still no news from her, this one had been stranded on a top floor of a house , people who did not wish to keep him, so here he is, learning to fly, eat healthy, bathe, and of course scream!!!he loves to be pampered!
borrowed cage for the new arrival till he is trained out

enjoying the view from the window sitting on a wooden perch
 The bestest feeling ever, when he flew the top of our buildings and took six to eight rounds and landed, he even answered my calls with whistles,
chameli creeper in full swing, fragrant flowers
 another very heavenly fragrant plant, chameli, jasmine , white flowers in full swung this year, fully loaded with fragrance in the rains! I did not pluck any, as  I do not apply any hair floral decorations, and also flowers live better on plants and for longer time.,
After reading a piece,  Buddha had mentioned that he saw the plant bleed  after plucking a flower, so just do not pluck when there is no need
chameli jasmine flowering plant healthy blooms

enjoying fresh vegetables

white fragrant flowers on the chameli bel

Blood donation Camp on 15th August 2013

doing my very very little bit, first time attended a blood donation camp, feels great!

Every year with the rains I would paint like  wild, this year am focussing the energy, as  thoughts take round and round somersaults in my mind, with sufism and healing, along with happiness maybe some artwork in line.  do not know what and when as the canvas lies still., my hands are full with caring for birds!
This painting with the color of love, pink, a soothing healing color of love and compassion, pink paintings rule the heart and somehow make the environment more friendly , open and comfortable.
While I had painted strokes as waves , love waves in pink first, the image of heart, symbolic of love and compassion was  enough, but the symbols used, Chinese symbols, simple,  give another meaning to the artwork, it is better to understand the energy of the painting and also symbols itself guide and direct the brain to produce positive energy, and as each viewer views the artwork, they themselves are the creators of their positive energy , 
Soul mates with true love, a connection with the universal life force, not just romantic love but universal love for nature and the universe.I have always understood that love is a more wider, much deeper and of different level emotion. Never limit this to physical or romantic love.
This symbolic painting is done on oil    sketch paper using oil paints in the year 2012.
Heart of Love,   symbolic reiki healing painting on paper
A very good feng shui painting for attracting positive energy in love and marital life as well as  family relationships and to attract the right partner, display in the bedroom south west wall  for best healing  results.  Pink color symbolism is since ages a representation of love and compassion.
Spiritual love, romantic love,  and the love for universe,
"spread positivity and love around", sit for a while, think, focus energy of love and send this gift to the people around, the people you care for, the people you love, thee plants, the pets, the universe, try it, it works! be then , prepared for the showering of gifts from the universe, many many folds.
All the Best! Best of Luck, Take Care and God Bless!