As a professional artist, my favorite word is “SOLD”. I love what I do but, it is a business. The point is to sell paintings. I don’t do it as a hobby, or for fun. It is what I do and who I am.
My second favorite word is “commission”. It is when someone sees and painting of mine they like but it’s already sold. So they commission a similar one. I don’t duplicate paintings, and don’t think I could even if I tried. Every painting I do is as individual as the brushstrokes on an otter’s fur. It is impossible for me to do them the same. So I try to get the same feeling in another painting of the size and shape as the one they wanted.
But as they sold, I don’t get to show off a new piece on my Available page, where the new ones land. Of course, putting them on the Otter page is on my list of things to do, but doesn’t usually rise to the top of the list in a timely fashion. In other words, I just thought about it.
So, here is my newest painting, already sold. I may get around to putting it on my Otter page. Until then, enjoy. It’s called, “An Ocean of Otters”, 16×16″ round.