Commissioned paintings are always a challenge. I worry over trying to capture the vision inside of my client's mind. However, I always come full circle to the fact that a commissioned work rests on the artist's interpretation of the subject. When I was asked to paint a pet hen turkey, I moved away from strict realism and to having fun with color. Mrs. Talkie has a flamboyant, chatty nature, and I decided to paint the "inner turkey". Her owner was pleased with the results!