A few weeks after Jacob submitted his painting, the commission called and requested a meeting. And after almost three hours in a room with five people, Jacob finally sent me a text message: I got it!
They loved his painting, but required some changes - he had to change the choke, from a summer choke to a harvest choke; he had to put some more details in the fields; and he needed to paint the lettering on the painting itself.
It was going to be a lot of work, requiring him to redo the entire painting. Still we were thrilled that Jacob was awarded his first commissioned painting! Woohoo.