I like to think of myself as original but this is a case where I borrowed an idea ,with consent, from my good friend Larry Elmore. Often I get asked to do private commissions which is always an honor. It is a chance for a fan to have me create an original piece of art based on one of their own ideas. They get to be the art director. Over the years I've often found more times than not artists strive to create their own world, to imagine and paint what they want to paint free of art direction. This is most often when artists shine. No restraints. However, in the world of illustration, it is often difficult to find the time outside of work and family responsibilities to devote much needed hours to our personal endeavors.
Larry came up with this brilliant idea to have a page on his website for original commissions. He creates finished drawings which he yearns to paint.....with passion!
Collectors and fans of his art can offer to purchase the painting before it's created. He walks the buyer through his color choices and any details necessary to present the full visual of what the painting will look like when completed. In this way, Larry gets to paint what he wants to paint but is also guaranteed a sale before he takes the time to paint it. In essence, he's getting paid to paint what he wants , what he loves ensuring the best possible effort out of him. Everyone wins!
That is what this page is all about.
Below are drawings of paintings I would love to paint. Some will not be painted until they are purchased ,some will be painted anyway
( because I am way to excited and can't wait) , and some are for a new direction in my portfolio. I have started to create art a little bit out of the hardcore science fiction and fantasy genres to move in a more playful, quirky, whimsical direction .It's something I've always wanted to do. These are paintings that I am creating regardless of any offers made to purchase them.
Prices listed below are based on the size indicated. If the painting has not yet been started we can even discuss the size you would like the painting to be in case you have limited wall space. The price will then be adjusted accordingly.
If you are interested in any of the images below, please contact me and we can discuss all details at that point.
Thank you for supporting me and my art.