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The Commission Project

Contacting an artist to have a custom painting created for you is such a cool, grown-up thing to do, right? But it’s also usually an expensive thing to do… except in this case. Paul Ferney has unveiled The Commission Project, and he will be creating a series of 100 5×7 paintings for just $200 each.

The painting above is based on this photo of me standing with a purse that I made. I love the way it turned out. Mr. Ferney is quite the talent, so whether you want a portrait of your grandparent, your baby, or your favorite pair of roller skates, I advise you to get in on this while the getting is good.

* Update 10.21.10 * Looks like they’ve already sold out! You can add your name to the waiting list here.

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  • Christine
    October 20, 2010 at 11:09 am

    WOW. So beautiful!! I absolutely love that painting.

  • Cindy
    October 20, 2010 at 11:17 am

    That painting of you is awesome. And what a cool project he started. It is grown up to have some custom original art.

  • Allison
    October 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I love the vintage feel of the painting! Beautiful.

  • Emily S
    October 20, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    How fantastic! The painting turned out so well – lovely.

  • Jamie
    October 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I’ve been dreaming about this since I saw it on Oh Happy Day…

    This was the extra push I needed to commit. Thank you…off to select a photo!

  • Paula/adhocmom
    October 20, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I love this idea. . .

  • Jessie
    October 20, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Very cool idea. The painting looks great! Thanks for sharing. :)

  • christine
    October 20, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    What a great idea! Now to figure out which picture to use- Thanks for passing this on- very cool!

  • valerie
    October 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    too cOOL! i looked at the pictures before I read the post and thought….that picture looks so much like her style! haha. what a great idea.

  • Alicia (Atypical Type A)
    October 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Uber cool, Nicole.

    The Man and I commissioned a painting for our wedding registry, otherwise there would be no way we could have ever afforded something original on that scale. We get it next week – so excited to see it for the first time!

  • Your Mother
    October 20, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    cool idea – would love one of the family – a big one – maybe in the next year or so. Such a wonderful heir loom too.

  • shu
    October 21, 2010 at 5:59 am

    wow, so pretty! and such a wonderful idea.

  • Katie W
    October 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Can I get the painting he did for you?! It’s lovely!

  • anne
    October 21, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I love your painting!

  • Susan/Project Balancing Act
    October 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    That is great and definitely has me thinking about going for it! Now to obsess over choosing a photograph.

  • Susan/Project Balancing Act
    October 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Whoops- Oh Happy Day reports that they are sold out now. Maybe edit the post, so people don’t get their hopes up. Glad you got to take advantage! Your painting it lovely.

    • Making it Lovely
      October 21, 2010 at 12:43 pm

      Wow, good for them! I’ll make a note in the post.

  • Fiona
    October 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Lovely painting! I can’t get on the site, and I bet they are sold out. How disappointing! I was excited to get this for my husband.

  • kribss
    October 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    so jealous of your painting- LOVE IT!

  • Quinn
    October 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    His gallery is interesting. I noticed he painted one of Nienie’s kids…..

  • Paige Walton
    October 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    This is such an amazing idea!

    I interviewed Paul for one of my painting courses last week and I posted it on my blog, http://www.handiwork-pw.blogspot.com. He gave lots of insight into how he works. Check it out!

  • sarah
    October 25, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    what a fun idea! & i love the way the painting turned out… so very cute! he is quite a talent! :)

    & btw: i am having a fun giveaway right now, go here to enter…

    thanks & happy monday!

  • brandeye
    November 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    how cool! i love your painting.

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