Tulip Dance, 10 x 10
Anticipation, 10 x 10
Well, these two were painted specifically as donations for an event held annually benefitting the High Museum here in Atlanta. The request was for small gallery-wrap paintings, 10 x 10 or 12 x 12, to be auctioned online and at a luncheon in the fall. The top painting of tulips was done for last year's High Arts Day, and I did the Tiffany box for the one to be held this year.
In most cases, however, when I receive donation requests (usually for silent auctions), I give a piece I already have on hand. Several times I have donated a custom painting of a child, to be created after the purchaser wins the auction. I don't recommend this, unless one is looking for more to do. It gets complicated, as the last one of these (which I am just now completing - almost a year after the auction) ended up with the buyers wanting not 1 but 3 kids and ay yi yi!! They paid the charity a lot for it and I had made a promise, so there you go. Below is an image of that one.
Sittin on the Dock, 20 x 20
I think my new plan going forward is to donate 3 - 4 pieces annually of current work and to call it a day!