When people like a painting of mine that has sold, I suggest that I could do another version for them.  Often times, people question if that would compromise my artistic integrity.  No way!  Think of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.  There are seven versions of that painting.  Redoing one of my own pieces gives me a chance to re-think it, correct what I did like the first time, and ultimately learn from the experience.  I really enjoy it!  The second versions never look exactly the same, of course, but ultimately turn out really well.

Below I’ve posted some of the commissions I’ve done in the last year.  As you can see, some have significant changes -planned out with the buyers before beginning.  Some are a completely different size, and some are very similar to the original.

If you ever consider having me do a commission, keep in mind that I will continue to work on the piece until my clients are happy!  I only want people own a piece of my work if every time they walk by it, they’re thrilled to own it.  Commissions are an additional 20% to my normal prices, give or take in particular situations.







  1. Your biggest fan on September 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    This was really fun! Are the all in order with first version on top?

  2. Allison on October 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Hi Jill, I came across your work via Craiglist that ultimately linked to your site. Your work is beautiful and many of your pieces would be ideal for the remodel I am working on in my home. For example, on your commissions page, the works second from the bottom (yellow blossoms on a branch with blue/green accents) would be ideal. I unfortunately don’t have a budget that allows me to purchase one of your works, but I thought it was worth sending a note that your work is admired and for tracking purposes, thought you might want to know how I stumbled upon your site.

    Take care – keep creating.

  3. Jill Van Sickle on October 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks so much Allison!!!

  4. buy rs gold on April 9, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    It’s definitely an awesome feeling

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