But the the other friend I'm going to have to tell no. I already waste 40 hours of my life every damn week whoring out my talents to big corporations, so when I get home and get to paint it needs to be a painting of something I LOVE, something I'm passionate about. It has nothing to do with money, because I already make plenty. People think, "she's an artist, she'll just want to do this for me because she likes to paint!" But actually, NO. Painting is just what I have to do to make my ideas come to life. It is not very fun to breathe in fumes and hover over a canvas all day with aching shoulders and back. I do it because it is what I need to do to create my art.
Painting is not art. Anybody can paint. Paint a wall, paint a fence, paint a house.
I need to create my OWN art, the stuff I love, and not be other people's mechanism for creating what THEY love.
So no more commissions.