I have done a couple other commissioned paintings earlier this year. They were simple ocean creatures, but it was enjoyable to play around with paints. This recent commission offered a similar opportunity to enjoy the beautiful simplicity of paints. My client wanted a contemporary style night street scene. She provided several examples of what she had in mind–but from there, I was able to design the scene and artistic elements. Painting is much different from my mixed media works because when working with acrylic, the paint dries quickly. Therefore, I like to work when I several hours available to sit at my studio desk, relax and enjoy painting.