This is my most recent commission, finished a few minutes ago: the school logo (not my design, I copied it from another wall in the school) 5 feet high in the vice principal’s office. It took about 12 hours, not counting the time I spent waiting for the paint to dry before I changed colors.
It was nice that they paid me, since I don’t usually get paid for the work I do here (the only other time was the giant blue Morpho butterfly and parrot commission that was later destroyed by kids) even though it worked out to substantially less than minimum wage. At least I’m getting paid to paint.
it’s not my best lettering work, due to the fact that the wall is uneven in myriad ways and myriad directions, and also I’m not used to working on a vertical surface above my own head. But I think it will do the job, which is to make the vice principal look better when she’s in Zoom meetings.
Honestly the room look better as soon as I painted that cream background over the institutional gray of the rest of the office.
Anyway, it ain’t much, but it’s honest work.