I don't normally do commissions! It's impossible to see what's in a clients mind and more often than not the artist does not deliver EXACTLY what the client is visualising. Then they don't buy the painting! Sometimes though I will take the risk and do a commission if it's something different enough to interest me. In the late 1990s my South African agent, Mark Read organised a commission for me that entailed flying to Madrid, and then traveling by train to a vast wilderness owned by a wealthy industrialist the far south of the country. That was different enough for me! I was met there by the estate manager and over the next couple of weeks I walked many miles over hills covered in cork trees and dense almost impenetrable scrub looking for wildlife. I saw thousands of red deer, but also came across wild boar and some smaller species of deer and quite a few foxes. Armed with lots of watercolour sketches and photographs I returned to South Africa and produced a large painting for a pavilion he was building on the estate. Luckily for me the client loved the painting.