Every holiday season I get a lot of requests for commissions, so this year we decided to cap the number of paintings to only 10. Somehow that list filled up quickly, and as I finished them one by one, more orders came in. In total I ended up painting 25 commissioned paintings. Each one was approved and accepted by the patron (sometimes after minor changes), and arrived in time for the holidays. We mailed paintings to many places around the country like Texas, Virginia, Oregon, and a couple were even mailed to Belgium. They were commissioned as gifts for spouses, co-workers, significant others, parents, and close friends. Each painting had a special story behind it, and I loved being in on the surprise. My favorite painting was the portrait my brother commissioned of his wife. I suggested a parody of the Mona Lisa with personal touches that symbolized important parts of my sister-in-law’s life. Her reaction was priceless, and we got it on video (see below). We take a picture of every painting that leaves the studio, so here is a slideshow of the paintings I made this holiday season (click on the pictures to view a slideshow). They are all oil paint on wood panel, framed in a natural ash wood frame. If you’d like to commission one, just let me know.