Saturday, December 5, 2009

Teacup Commission

During October '09, Lana and I received a commission to paint someone's favorite personal teacup. This was a two layer painting, Lana did the first layer, and I did the second.

The client wanted it for Christmas, so we wrapped it up and included a personal hand-made card.

Oil on Panel
8" by 6"

Monday, June 29, 2009

Painted Barrel

Lana and I received a commission from Bet The Farm winery to paint a wine barrel to show at the beautiful Aurora location. There is a whole event going on for barrel painting, much like the horses in Rochester, or the Buffaloes in Buffalo, they are mainly for show as an event/promotional tool for the finger lake wineries. All of the barrels are up for auction until October, half of the winning bid will go to the painters, the other half to the wine association. There are many painters working on this project for different wineries, you can view all of them and more auction info at

The barrel was delivered about a week and a half ago, it surprisingly HEAVY and smelly. After taking a look at it we went out and picked out the supplies, luckily we were able to find some oops paint at home-depot which was just perfect for the project. Other then that we just need pear green spray paint, painters tape, cheap artists acrylics and some cheap brushes. Once the rain let up, we immediately got to work, thankfully we did not run into anything unexpected! It was pretty fun and fast to paint it all out, all in all it took about 2 solid days of work.

Priming stage.

Added other tones/stain/stripes.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Still Life Samples

Here are some samples of still lives.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Welcome to Art by Commission!

Brett Scheifflee and Lana Purnell are artists living in Aurora, NY. We want to create traditional art-- still life, landscape, and portraits for anyone who commissions us. Each commission will be evaluated on a case by case basis; we will cater as much as possible to a patron's wishes. Please contact Brett and/or Lana for more information at 607-229-0384 or 716-949-9827 or email

Our flyer can be found below; each square is a detail of a larger painting.