This commission was painted as a gift for a young Mountain bike enthusiast. I used actual photos of him for the top of the wooden file box and for the speeding bike on the back face. Painting the motion in the speed shot was a fun new experience for me.
This commission was painted as a gift for a young gymnastics student. She’s the one in the pink and black outfit. I carefully chose moves from the four Olympic apparatus to fit the structure of the wooden file box.
I painted three types of Orchids on this metal watering can for an Orchid lover. Orchids can present an artist with tough details and all three varieties here had their own unique challenges! I loved it!! There also is a Malachite butterfly, a small Honey bee and four ladybugs on this piece.
This small file box is the second in a four part series of sports figures. It was commissioned to honor a special swim instructor who made a huge difference in the life of the student. I had a lot of fun painting the water!! I could not resist adding some water droplets inside the box. My signature insect is a ladybug on the bottom of the box (not shown). Are you interested in commissioning a painted box, starting at $85 plus shipping? Please contact me through this site.