Ever thought of commissioning a custom painting of your own? Your own personal subject, location, railroad, and favorite engine – or engines.
Over the past 25 years I’ve completed over a hundred privately commissioned paintings for railroad enthusiasts across the country.
Here are some samples of the normal process to complete a personal commissioned painting.
Contact Pete Lerro to discuss your subject that you’ve always wanted painted.
They are competitively priced and Pete will personally work with you to make sure that what you envision comes to life on the art board.
Here are the 4 major steps in completing a commissioned painting.
1. ROUGH SKETCH
After the basic concept has been decided upon, the process of laying out the main characters takes place.
Revisions can and should be be made at this stage in order to fine to the layout.
2. DETAIL DRAWING
Once the layout is finalized the high detail work commences.
Proper architectural features, loco and train details, track overall location details are drawn in the full agreed upon size of the finished art.
3. COLOR SKETCH
Upon approval of the detailed drawing, a smaller copy of the drawing is then colored in with color pencil and marker
This is to show where the color of the painting will go.
4. FINAL ART
When the color sketch is approved the detailed drawing is then exactly traced onto the watercolor paper and is painted.
The material used:
– Arches 140lb Hot Press watercolor paper Winsor / Newton, and Daniel Smith watercolor paints
– Winsor / Newton, and Daniel Smith watercolor paints