How to get the job done with an artist

FROM PHOTO TO FINISH: When working with an artist on a commissioned painting, like the one above, get involved while the piece evolves from the inspiration photo to rough sketch to finished piece. (Photos by Stacy Barter)
FROM PHOTO TO FINISHED:  When working with an artist on a commissioned painting, like the one above, get involved while the piece evolves from the inspiration photo to rough sketch to finished piece. (Photos by Stacy Barter)
FROM PHOTO TO FINISHED:  When working with an artist on a commissioned painting, like the one above, get involved while the piece evolves from the inspiration photo to rough sketch to finished piece. (Photos by Stacy Barter)

My spouse and I concur on numerous areas of property decor, but artwork is just not a single of them. He likes modern-day abstracts. I like classic oils. So somewhat than try to discover a piece we the two agree on, which would pretty much leave us with bare walls, we acquire turns.

The very last piece we obtained was from an artist he chose, so the up coming piece was mine. I realized just who the artist would be.

A classically trained painter who has taught painting all more than the globe, Stacy Barter also comes about to be a neighbor. Each and every December, I attend the open studio sale she hosts at her home. I also attempt to stop by her booth at local art exhibits. Every time, I say “someday.”

Someday, when I see that best blend of subject matter make any difference, size and cost tag converge at a minute when I can also justify a splurge that is when we are not changing the roof (cough) or putting in new landscape (choke).