Sketch for portrait commission in progress.
in my next video i will be showing the making of a portrait – this one i’m working on right now. it’s been a gratifying, very enriching experience, and i’d like to share it. since i started doing the video thing people have been expressing the wish to see something related to my work. by the way, i’m grateful for having the best clients in the world.
talking about commissions, by Spring I may slightly raise my prices. i’ve been already doing this with my new paintings, since acrylics are not as economical as watercolors. i know that many artists charge by the hour, and although i have an hour price set up, i never use it because i care more about having a satisfying result, and i don’t want that a client’s budget interfere in my “quality standard”. usually i charge for a commission the same price i put on a personal project, but since you don’t have the same freedom, that also should have some cost. also, thinking seriously about rejecting any project that has nothing to do with what i usually do or stifle my creativity. seriously, the expression is a bit strong, but i feel like i’m being raped (and the money won’t compensate it…) I feel a little bad for saying this,– if i was starving, i’d do anything!, but, thank goodness, it’s not the case. anyway, the raises are not going to be too dramatic.
yesterday was the warmest day in many weeks in Frankfort: 61 F. the snow finally melted away and Kitty was happy for the gentle sun warmth.
been having episodes of dizziness/vertigo since one week ago. went to the doctor and she found a yucky buildup of ear wax in my ears, which were supposedly pressing the labyrinths and interfering with my body balance. ears are now all clean (ear wash is not as bad as i thought), but the dizziness persists — although is not as bad as before. taking some time to see what will happen.