Saturday, January 22, 2011

Commissioned work

My first post of the New Year is of a commissioned painting I did for a friend. Not a Brill, but an older GM which Rick used to own, and hopefully will own again soon. I am including a couple of process pictures to show the steps I go through on most of my paintings.

I always am excited to do paintings of buses for enthusiasts, so commissions are most welcome.

I usually paint in all the dark areas first. I almost always start with a bright orange underpainting, and draw on top of that to begin the painting.

This is at the "almost done" stage. I usually paint the second most dominant colour (in this case a creamy white) as the second step. For this painting, however, I painted the background first so I could see how the other colours were interacting.

This is the final painting: 48 x 36 inches acrylic on wood. Thanks to Rick for the opportunity to paint his lovely bus.


  1. Cindy, will you be painting from more of Rick's photos?

  2. Wow, love seeing the progression :)
    Great work Cindy! :D

  3. Love it! I have a special bus too!