Commissions

Still the Birds Darryl Purpose CD

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I told you earlier about doing a commissioned painting for the singer songwriter Darryl Purpose. Now I’m excited to receive my very own copy of the “Still the Birds” Darryl Purpose CD. My painting was used on the cover! It’s so fun to finally see the real thing and hold it in my hand. Wow, I’m so honored! I love Darryl’s music! I’m going to listen to it right after I post this. The art direction, design and layout of…

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Bicycle and Raven Art Painting Commission

I love making these bike and raven art pieces! This one was a commissioned painting. It was requested to use primary colors and put their little doggie in the painting. I think it is a fun piece and it was really fun to create! All my bicycle and raven paintings have a hidden word in the painting that is from the title of the piece. Sometimes the word is very obvious and this one’s word is “Ride.” You can see…

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Commissioned Painting and CD Design for L.A. Flutist Rumi Flute

I wanted to share with you a recent commissioned painting and a little about the story behind it. Rumi Flute is a performer, composer and recording artist in L.A. She specializes in jazz and other music on flute. She holds a Master of Music degree in Afro-Latin Music Performance from California State Los Angeles. This would be Rumi’s first CD and she wanted to find an artist that she connected with who she could commission to do a colorful painting…

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Evolution of a Commissioned Portrait Painting

Asssignment: Custom Portrait Painting –  be able to recognize person in photo, a jazz/music theme and include a sunflower along the side. Final painting is acrylic, size 7″ x 9″ , on smooth heavy weight paper.   Would you like to be next? Send me an email if you are interested in a portrait commission. lindy@artbylindy.com

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A painted mailbox project

This mailbox came back into my life recently and I am thrilled to start using it as our family mailbox for our Prescott home. I painted this mailbox back in 2001 for the Creative Department where I worked. The project was to create a mailbox that could be used for the employee of the month. The special person would put it on their desk for a month while they were temporarily spotlighted. I was chosen, or maybe I volunteered, I…

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Commissioned Dancing Bear Painting

I completed my commissioned bear painting. It is titled “They Danced with the Fireflies”. I love the idea of dancing bears in a scene of celebration! It’s painted on the top of a wooden chest and will go in a bear themed guest room. It was fun to paint! The fireflies remind me of my Costa Rica trip where I saw fireflies while Greg and I were sitting on the beach one night. They were so cool! I loved watching…

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Newspaper article on L. Gruger Artwork

I’ve had a newspaper article written about me and my artwork in the Bend Bulletin “Go” magazine. To take a look at the article you can go to this link on my web site. http://www.artbylindy.com/Article.htmlI’ll be posting images from a new commission I just finished so check back soon.

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Commission Work

Last week I finished a commissioned painting. It was to do a companion piece for a painting that had been purchased earlier in the year by a client. They had an idea of having a bear in the painting. The first painting is titled “The Wind Whispered Him Home”, the companion piece is titled “He Contemplates the Trees”. My clients were very happy with the way the painting turned out. So was I. They have a bear theme in their…

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