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Thanks everyone for the huge response to The Commission Project. Round one sold out in 36 hours and Round two is almost sold out (30 left!) I just wanted to thank everyone who posted about it. The internet is so supportive I want to just kiss it on the mouth. We knew we would need examples of the style of painting for this so I asked some of my internet friends if we could use their photos for reference.

Chelsea of frolic! let us paint the darling cottage she lived in while she was in Sweden. It is so photogenic it was easy to make it look good.

For Joanna from Cup of Jo Paul painted this one of sweet newborn Toby. So cute.

Jenny from Little Green Notebook had us use her photo from near where she grew up.

For rad Stephanie of Nienie Dialogues we did one of sweet Nicholas, (I want to eat up those cheeks!)

Allison from Hasel Bride let us paint her darling wedding shoes. (A great way to remember your wedding day, more subtle than say, a wedding photo.)

We still needed a pet portrait so I asked my bloggy friend Victoria from sfgirlbybay if we could paint her new puppy Lucy. (BTW I went to Victoria’s famous house a few weeks ago and it is unbelievably gorgeous.)

For Nicole of Making it Lovely she wanted us to use a cropped photo with the cool purse she made. I love how it turned out.

And for my friend Maggie of Mighty Girl (she is the next Oprah guys) we painted one of Hank who is one of the most gorgeous little kids.

Thanks again for the support. Paul is going to be painting like crazy for the next two months!

[Update- We have sold out. Thank you. To get on our email list please send an email to]

  1. sfgirlbybay

    October 22, 2010

    thank you jordan! and can you not leave for paris too soon because i want to hang out more. :)

  2. Allie

    October 22, 2010

    I just signed up! so glad it was extended!! :)

  3. liz

    October 22, 2010

    this is such an excellent idea! I love it. I keep thinking over all the photos I would love paintings of! I wish he would do this often or always…'s unique and once word keeps spreading more and more will will want his custom work!

  4. Shannon

    October 22, 2010

    Lovely work. Why do you say "we" painted? Do you help him Jordan??

  5. jordan

    October 22, 2010

    Ha! I don't know why I say "we" probably because I have been so involved in setting this up and helping with everything I feel like I did it!

  6. gina bina

    October 22, 2010

    I just placed an order! I'm so excited :).

  7. Heather

    October 22, 2010

    I love this whole project you guys are doing! Someday I want to commission him to do something for me.

  8. britni @ Antika Moda

    October 22, 2010

    these are so well done!! Very lovely!

  9. ag.

    October 22, 2010

    These are simply amazing! Such talent!

  10. Anonymous

    October 22, 2010

    And a great way to make +20k in 36 hours!

  11. Melissa Blake

    October 24, 2010

    Jordan, this is such a neat idea!

  12. nyc fashion

    October 24, 2010

    Beautiful, just signed.

  13. Bree

    October 24, 2010

    Any chance you will be doing this again? So sad that I missed out.

  14. Julie

    October 25, 2010

    These are fantastic!

  15. Abbigail

    October 26, 2010

    wonderful! Congrats on the success of this project. I suppose it was not the best time for me to be sight seeing in NYC. Missed out on this goodness.
    Good luck to Paul.

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