It's funny... back in April I posted about commission work (HERE), and now I seem to be remembering that I've done LOTS of it over the years!
So, on that topic, I thought I'd share my all time favorite: a handpainted watercolor and ink book.
The book was a surprise gift from a gentleman to his wife on their wedding anniversary (awww, how romantic). It was based on the book of Proverbs in the Bible. Her name began with R.
In the finished book, each chosen verse was on the left page, with the matching illustration opposite it on the right.
Here's how each set looked in the book, side by side:
There are quite a few, so I'll show the rest as thumbnails below, to enable faster page loading. If you'd like to see them enlarged, just click on them.
The book was watercolor and sepia ink on heavy watercolor paper, bound into a leather book. I loved painting this. The gentleman told me later his wife loved it, also. I think when we feel deeply for what we are doing, we do better at it.
I hope you enjoy this favorite of mine. :-)
Thanks for reading,