Posted by on Jun 6, 2008 in commissions, drawing | 3 Comments

Commissions are “an order for something, especially a work of art, to be produced” –

I can do this!!

Some very fine people (with very good taste in art, I ever so humbly add) have a blank wall facing their front door. They gathered about 10 photos, and together, we figured outwhich photos lend themselves to be grouped together and into how many pieces. Our conclusion was that three drawings, each with multiple subjects, would fit nicely.

Here is the first sketch:


Next, I took their photos home with me, except for the ones they had torn from a calendar. Those are copyrighted, so I looked through my own photos for the same subject matter. Then, I made three separate sketches so they could see if I was on the right track.

Here is the first more detailed sketch:


(good thing they already know that I know how to draw!!)

When they approved the first sketch,I started right away. Never mind about prioritizing with other work, closer deadlines, etc. . . I LOVE to draw!! (you knew that) Here is how it looks so far:


In the fullness of time, more will be revealed. . . stay tuned!


  1. Sophie
    June 9, 2008

    Jana – That’s looking great! Nice to be able to say that I drove the car,

    that got you to the area of the Dogwoods,

    that introduced you to my favorite Dogwood and

    who got to share in your inspiration!

    It was a fun, gorgeous nature-filled day!

  2. Leah Catherine Launey
    June 7, 2008

    Jana, how long did it take you to create those 2 very detailed drawings?? You must have spent hours on this. Once again, wow.

  3. Leah Catherine Launey
    June 7, 2008

    Wow. This is so beautiful. Wait until I show Peter – who loves his framed oranges by the way, and Shannon loves his oranges on wrapped canvas. Thanks for letting us watch this, as you work on it. I’m so excited.