Picture Profile: 0017 COMMISSION: Fruities

AMATEUR ARTWORK: 2002 to 2005

Please note that all paintings listed by Artist Codes 0000 to 0020 were painted prior to my turning professional. I started to number them in this way not in any particular order, then realized that if I was to be a professional, I needed to have a proper coding practice. So I decided after these 21 pictures that I would have four-digit Artist Codes, the first two digits representing the year, and the second two digits the order in which I either painted or sketched the artworks (not necessarily completing them at the time), i.e. “1023” was painted in 2010 and was number 23 of 23 paintings started during that year.

0017 COMMISSION: Fruities

0017 COMMISSION: Fruities

NFS. Artist Code 0017. Completed March 1986. Original. Oil on Canvas Board. Unframed Size: 28” x 34”

My mother asked me to paint her a nice picture to go over her mantelpiece. I put this still life together, painting with oils on canvas board with a palette knife. Sadly, my mother passed away in March 2007, so my two sisters said I should have the painting back.