Documenting the process
When I was painting only on commission I took pictures at different stages of the creative process just to give myself time to analyze some aspects to make sure I was going on the right direction.
This has been very useful in unexpected ways.
When selling on line, the customer does not have the advantage or interacting with the painting before purchase. Even though the description of materials and finishes are very clear, sometimes the end result is so neat, that some might think it is a print job on canvas, especially with acrylics since they are water based and tend to flat out, unless some medium is used. Or perhaps they have different expectations.
This happened to me a while back and thanks to this habit, I was able to give this customer peace of mind as to the originality of the painting, so she was able to enjoy “YELLOW FLOWERS”.
Let me show you:
Finally in Fig 7 you have the final painting.