This is an example of one of the wonders the internet holds for the artist and for the art collector. I have never met this mom or baby. In fact, they live hundreds of miles away.
The mom stumbled upon my web site while surfing online late one night (all new moms can relate to this). She took a photo of her baby in his stroller with her cell phone and emailed it to me. We discussed the commission process by email, including that I leave out details of the stroller straps, etc.
I received payment for the commission via snail mail, but, there are many payment alternatives available to buying online. I used Canada Express Post to deliver the carefully packaged portrait. This insured service supplied a tracking number that I shared via email with the client. By the time I got home from the post office , only a short distance away, the online tracking info informed me the parcel was in the system, about to be on its way, and posted the estimated date and time of arrival.
Pretty amazing, I think.
If you would enjoy seeing more of my little 6" x 6" portraits please visit www.littleportraitpaintings.com
For larger oil paintings, please visit www.christinemontague.com
Just finished this new 6" x 6" portrait oil painting on canvas of a teen, "What Now." (said as a statement not a question) just long ago today for me to snap an iPhone photo of it and post it! Here it is http://wp.me/s1rNWY-68
Just a friendly note, the link above simply takes you to my other Wordpress art blog 100 Little Portraits Project. http://100littleportraits.wordpress.com